Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 8307 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Al-Sāmī fī al-Asāmī by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Abū al- Faz̤l al-Maydānī

An Arabic classified dictionary explained in Persian

Language(s): Persian and Arabic


For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.85.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 98 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 18.8 × 13.8 cm.


Last folio with colophon displaced


Origin: 722 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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