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MS. Canonici Or. 131

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Contents

Ethical legends and fables, A.D. 1697.

1. f. 1
Incipit: Յամին Սենաքարիմայ արքային Ասորեստանեաց եւ ի Սինուէ, ես Խիկար...
Language(s): Armenian

Published at Constantinople in an Armenian volume entitled 'History of the town of copper', 1720, pp. 70-106.

2. f. 37
Incipit: Այր ոմն փառաւոր որում անուն էր Փոնցիան...
Language(s): Armenian

Published at Leghorn, 1696, and at Constantinople, 1720 and 1740. On the history of this collection of stories, see 'The Book of Sindibad', by W.A.Clouston, 1884 - in which, however, no Armenian version seems to be mentioned.

3. f. 148
Incipit: Թագաւոր մի կազմեաց սեղան դեսպանաց...
Language(s): Armenian

This collection contains 91 fables. The real Book of the Fox, in which the fox and other animals are actors, begins with the 33rd fable, commencing Ագռաւ մի պանիր ունէր ի բերանն ..., f. 172(b). Saint-Martin and Zohrab have published 45 of these fables under the title 'Choix de fables de Vartan, en Armenien et en Francais'. Paris, 1825, and in 1838. The text has been published at Amsterdam, 1668, Marselles, 1678, and Etchmiadzin, 1698.

4. f. 204
Incipit: Յորժամ հայրին երկնաւոր յերկիր հաճեցաւ ...
Language(s): Armenian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 8.375" × 6.125" in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Written in Nōtrgir script

History

Origin: 1697

Provenance and Acquisition

This MS. was bought in 1817 in the Canonici collection.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Baronian, Sukias, Rev.; Conybeare, F. C. (Frederick Cornwallis); Catalogue of the Armenian manuscripts in the Bodleain Library; Oxford, at the Clarendon Press 1918

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

JISC-??-

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