[INDOLOGY] a puzzling codicological term

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Sun Apr 5 10:21:15 UTC 2020

Thanks to Dan Lusthaus and Christian Ferstl for their quick suggestions.
It seems likely to be "manuscriptis," dative plurel to agree with codicibus and thus referring to a handwritten, as opposed to a printed, volume/codex. This would fit the context at least.


Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études, émérite
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago
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Hi Mathew,

Might it be an abbreviation for “manuscripts”?


On Apr 5, 2020, at 6:06 AM, Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:

nova literaria de msptis codicibus in Tartaria repertis

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