Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47972 (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: باب الفتعال وهو مما زيدت بين الفاء منه ... والعين تاء ب يقال جذبه واختذبع بمعنى
Colophon: كان الفراغ من نساخته في شهر ربييع الاول من سبه احدى وعشرين ومايه سته من الهجره

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: (8) 189 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 12 cm.


Final part of an Arabic dictionary. First part (From Bab al-iftial to end of Kitab al-salim). Preceded by Fihrist.



Partially vocalised naskhi hand


Origin: 621 AH; 1224 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

in Gregorian.

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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