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London, BL, Add. 17233

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1016
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Add. 17,233, foll. 1–79

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1017
Description based on Wright CCCCVI (1:316-317) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 13th century
Melkite Syriac script ܀ Paper Codex, 79 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: The second part of the Triôdion (Τριῴδιον). In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 7 items.

Physical Description

Paper, about 10 1/8 in. by 6 3/4, consisting of 79 leaves, some of which are much torn, especially foll. 16, 41—45, 60, and 67. The quires, signed with letters, are now 11 in number. Leaves are wanting after foll. 42, 44, 45, 59, 67, 71, and 79. The number of lines in each page varies from 16 to 22.

Hand 1 (sole, Melkite Syriac script): This manuscript is written in a good, regular, Malkite hand of the xiiith cent.
Decoration (Ornamentation): The margins exhibit many rude attempts at ornamentation.

Contents

This manuscript contains 7 item(s) including nested subsections. N.B. Items were re-numbered for this online catalog and may not reflect William Wright's previous numeration.

Item 1 (Fol. 1a): The second part of the Triôdion (Τριῴδιον) [defective]
 
Title:
ܥܠ ܚܝܠܐ ܟܝܬ ܘܣܘܝܥܐ ܕܬܠܝܬܝܘܬܐ ܩܕܝܫܬܐ. ܘܫܘܝܬ ܒܐܘܣܝܐ ܕܐܒܐ ܘܕܐܒܪܐ (sic) ܘܕܪܘܚܐ ܕܩܘܕܫܐ ܡܫܪ̈ܝܢܢ ܕܢܟܬܘܒ ܦܠܓܘܬܐ ܐܚܪܝܬܐ ܕܬܪܝܕܘܢ.
Note: The authors of the canons are: John (of Damascus), ܐܒܐ ܝ̇ܘܐܢܝ̣ or ܐܒܐ ܝ̇ܢܝ̣, foll. 5 b, 7 a; Cosmas (of Maiūma) ܐܒܐ ܩܘܣܡܐ or ܐܒܐ ܩܘܙܡܐ; Joseph (either Joseph Hymnographus, of Sicily, or Joseph Studita, of Thessalonica), ܚܣܝܐ ܝܘܣܦ, fol. 71 a; Mark (of Hydruntum or Otranto) ܐܒܐ ܡܪܩܘܣ, fol. 49 a; and Theophanes (Graptus), ܬܐܘܦܢܘܣ fol. 4 a.
Item 2 (Fol. 1a): The Saturday of Lazarus
 
Title:
ܝܘܡ ܫܒܬܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܠܥܙܪ
Item 3 (Fol. 7b): Palm Sunday
 
Title:
ܚܕ܏ܒܫ ܕܐܘܫ̈ܥܢܐ
Item 4 (Fol. 16a): Passion Week [defective]
 
Title:
܏ܫ ܕܚ̈ܫܐ
Item 5 (Fol. 55a): Easter Sunday [defective]
 
Title:
ܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܕܦܨܚܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ
Item 6 (Fol. 60b): New Sunday [defective]
 
Title:
ܚܕ܏ܒܫܒ ܚܕܬܐ
Item 7 (Fol. 68a): Pentecost [defective]
 
Title:
ܦܢܛܝܩܘܣܛܝ

Add. 17,233, foll. 80–151

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1018
Description based on Wright CCCCXVI (1:325-326) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 13th century
Melkite Syriac script ܀ Paper Codex, 72 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: The Octôechus of the services of Sunday and of the ferial days according to the Malkite use.; Canons of the Resurrection, by John of Damascus and Cosmas, arranged according to the eight tones. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 9 items.

Physical Description

Paper, about 9 7/8 in. by 6 3/4, consisting of 72 leaves (Add. 17,233, foll. 80—151), a few of which are much torn, especially foll. 80, 81, 87, and 138. The quires, signed with Syriac letters and Coptic arithmetical figures, were originally upwards of 23 in number; but ܐ-ܝܓ, and all after ܟܓ, are lost, and some of the remainder are imperfect. Leaves are wanting after foll. 80, 135, 137, 145, and 151. There are from 18 to 20 lines in each page.

Hand 1 (sole, Melkite Syriac script): This manuscript is written in a good, regular, Malkite hand of the xiiith cent.

Contents

This manuscript contains 9 item(s) including nested subsections. N.B. Items were re-numbered for this online catalog and may not reflect William Wright's previous numeration.

Item 1 (Fol. 80a): The Octôechus of the services of Sunday and of the ferial days according to the Malkite use. [defective]
  Subscription (Fol. 125a): ܫܠܡ ܒܥܘܕܪܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܩܛܘܼܐܝܟܘܣ ܐܝܟ ܛܟܣܐ ܕܝܘܢ̈ܝܐ ܕܠܐ ܒܘܨ̇ܪܐ ܕܐܬܦܫ̇ܩ ܚܕܬܐ (sic). ܡܠܬܗ̣ ܕܐܒܐ ܒܪܗ̇ ܕܒܬܘܠܬܐ. ܝܫܘܥ ܐܠܗܐ. ܚ̇ܣܐ ܚܘ̈ܒܘܗܝ ܕܦܘܠܘܣ ܚܛܝܐ ܒܫܡܐ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܠܐ ܒܥܒ̣̈ܕܐ ܘܡܐ ܕܟܣܝ̈ܬܐ ܡܬܓ̈ܠܝܢ ܚ̇ܦ̣ܐ ܟܠܗܝܢ ܣܢܝ̈ܬܗ̣ ܐܡܝܢ ܐܡܝܢ.
Notes:
  • Tones 1 — 5 are wanting.
  • The subscription gives the name of the scribe, Paul.
Item 2 (Fol. 80a): Sixth tone [defective]
 
Title:
ܪܟܢܐ ܫܬܝܬܝܐ
Note: Imperfect at beginning
Item 3 (Fol. 87a): Seventh tone
 
Title:
ܪܟܢܐ ܫܒܝܥܝܐ
Item 4 (Fol. 102a): Eighth tone
 
Title:
ܪܟܢܐ ܚ
Item 5 (Fol. 125b): Canons of the Resurrection, by John of Damascus and Cosmas, arranged according to the eight tones [defective]
 
Title:
ܬܘܒ ܟܬܒ̈ܝܢܢ ܩܢܘ̈ܢܐ ܕܩܝܡܬܐ ܕܬܡ̈ܢܝܐ ܪ̈ܟܢܐ ܣܝ̇ܡܐ ܕܐܒܐ ܝܘܼܚ̇ܢܢ ܕܪܡܣܘܩܝܐ ܘܚܒܪܗ̣ ܩܘܙܡܐ.
Note: Tones 5—8 are wanting.
Item 6 (Fol. 125b): First tone
Item 7 (Fol. 134b): Second tone [defective]
Item 8 (Fol. 138a): Third tone [defective]
Item 9 (Fol. 144b): Fourth tone

How to Cite This Entry

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17233” in A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, last modified April 21, 2023, https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1016.

Bibliography:

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17233.” In A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, edited by . Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, 2023. Entry published April 21, 2023. https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1016.

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Entry Title: London, BL, Add. 17233

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
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  • William Wright, David A. Michelson, Robert Aydin, Emma Claire Geitner, and Justin Arnwine, entry contributors, “London, BL, Add. 17233

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  • Created by Emma Claire Geitner
  • Based on the work of William Wright
  • Edited by Justin Arnwine
  • Syriac text entered by Robert Aydin
  • Greek and coptic text entry and proofreading by Ryan Stitt
  • Project management by Lindsay Ruth
  • English text entry and proofreading by Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Folio extent edited by Kurt Urban

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