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[Transcription of an Arabic epic poem] : manuscript.

Publication:
[Orient, 12th century-13th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fols. : complete.
paper 15.3 X 9.4 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: left rule justified by graphic filler graphic fillers (puncti, semi-alefs) columns: 1 lines: 20.
Subjects:
Epic poetry, Arabic.
Language:
Arabic. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Catchword at end of verso. In the poetic section, each verse starts a new line. Verse endings denoted by a sof pasuḳ.
Halper: Seems to be part of a transcription, in Hebrew characters, of an Arabic book modelled after the Maḳamat of al-Ḥariri.
The folio opens with seven verses in wafir meter rhymed -אל (i.e., َال-). The next paragraph is in prose, from the words of the raṿi (narrator), as stated in the heading קאל אלראוי. The hero's name seems to be ʻAntar (no doubt after the name of the famous poet of the pre-Muhammedan era).
Halper: the orthography is sometimes vulgar. Thus מא תקר בהי עיני (verso l. 1).
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 330
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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