Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 44571 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of al-Ṣurāḥ min al-Ṣiḥāḥ by Jawharī, Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥammād, d. 1003?

An abridgement of the Sihah of Jawhari with the addition of the Persian equivalents by Jamal Qurashi

Incipit: قال الفقير الى مولاه ... ابو الفضل محمد بن عمر بن خالد المدعو بجمال القرشي ... احمد الله وهو المحمود بكل اللغات وجلها ... وبعد فان صحاح اللغة ... دواء العلة لسقام الجهل شفاء العلة لذوي النهل

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 514 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19.5 × 10 cm.


Badly water stained. Brown leather binding.





Origin: 700 AH; 1301 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of R.C. Reid

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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