Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 8999 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tarjumān al-Lughat by ‘Alī ibn Nuṣrat ibn Dā’ūd, ca. AH 840

A dictionary of Arabic words explained in Persian in this case, unlike other copies which are explained in Turkish

There is a short Arabic preface

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.86.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 307 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 27.2 × 18.2 cm.


First folios restored later


Origin: 15th-16th century CE

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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