Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47971 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Dīwān al-adab fī bayān lughat al-ʻarab by Fārābī, Isḥāq ibn Ibrāhīm, d. ca. 961
Incipit: قال ابو ابراهيم اسحق بن ابراهيم رضي الله ... عنه الحمد لله حمدا يبلغ رضاه ويمترى المريد منه اما بعد فان الله تعالى قدر الاشياء بقدرته ودبرها ... بحكمته وفضل بعضها على بعض

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: fol. (7) 266
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 10 cm.


First part of an Arabic dictionary. First part (as far as Abwab al-asma' al-sahihah of Kitab al-salim). Preceded by Fihrist.



Clear Naskh. Text rubricated.


Origin: 15th century AH; 9th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

in 20th century.

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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