Index of Persons

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

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ʿAbbād ibn ʿAbbās Names: ʿAbbād ibn ʿAbbāsʿAbbād ibn ʿAbbās, unidentified physician, addressee of Ibn Mandawayh al-IṣfahānīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1
ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Kātib (ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd ibn Yaḥyā ibn Saʿd) Names: ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Kātib (ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd ibn Yaḥyā ibn Saʿd)ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Kātib (ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd ibn Yaḥyā ibn Saʿd, d. 132/750), secretary to Marwān ⅠⅠURI: https://usaybia.net/person/31
ʿAbd al-Karīm Names: ʿAbd al-KarīmʿAbd al-Karīm, unidentified subject of a riddle epigramURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2391
ʿAbd al-Laṭīf ibn Yūsuf al-Baghdādī Names: ʿAbd al-Laṭīf ibn Yūsuf al-BaghdādīMuwaffaq al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-BaghdādīIbn al-LabbādʿAbd al-Laṭīf ibn Yūsuf al-Baghdādī, philosopher and physician, also known as Ibn al-Labbād (557–629/1162–1231)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/32
ʿAbd al-Malik al-Bājī Names: ʿAbd al-Malik al-BājīʿAbd al-Malik al-Bājī, father of Abū Marwān al-BājīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/33
ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Abjar al-Kinānī Names: ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Abjar al-KinānīʿAbd al-Malik ibn Abjar al-Kinānī, physician of ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz (`reg.` 99–101/717–720)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/34
ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Abjar al-Kinānī Names: ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Abjar al-KinānīʿAbd al-Malik ibn Abjar al-Kinānī, physician of ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz (`reg.` 99–101/717–720)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/34
ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān Names: ʿAbd al-Malik ibn MarwānʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān, fifth Umayyad caliph (`reg.` 65–86/685–705)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/35
ʿAbd al-Malik ibn ʿUmayr Names: ʿAbd al-Malik ibn ʿUmayrʿAbd al-Malik ibn ʿUmayr, unidentifiedURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2392
ʿAbd al-Munʿim ibn ʿAbd al-Munʿim Names: ʿAbd al-Munʿim ibn ʿAbd al-MunʿimʿAbd al-Munʿim ibn ʿAbd al-Munʿim, son of al-Jilyānī, oculistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/38
ʿAbd al-Muʾmin Names: ʿAbd al-MuʾminʿAbd al-Muʾmin, Almohad ruler (d. 558/1163)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/36
ʿAbd al-Muʾmin ibn ʿAbd al-Munʿim Names: ʿAbd al-Muʾmin ibn ʿAbd al-MunʿimʿAbd al-Muʾmin ibn ʿAbd al-Munʿim, Damascene physician, served Ayyubid ruler al-Malik al-AshrafURI: https://usaybia.net/person/37
ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Baghdādī Names: ʿAbd al-Qādir al-BaghdādīʿAbd al-Qādir al-Baghdādī, man of letters and lexicographerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/39
ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʿAlī Ibn al-Darrī, Yūsuf ibn Durrah Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʿAlī Ibn al-Darrī, Yūsuf ibn DurrahʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʿAlī (d. 628/1230) Ibn al-Darrī, Yūsuf ibn Durrah, poet (d. 545/1151)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/964
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-Ashʿath Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-AshʿathʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-Ashʿath, leader of a revolt against the Umayyad governor, al-Ḥajjāj ibn YūsufURI: https://usaybia.net/person/40
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq ibn al-Haytham Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq ibn al-HaythamʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq ibn al-Haytham, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/41
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq ibn al-Haytham Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq ibn al-HaythamʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq ibn al-Haytham, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/41
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Khālid ibn al-Walīd Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Khālid ibn al-WalīdʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Khālid ibn al-Walīd, son of commander Khālid ibn al-WalīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/42
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Yaḥyā ibn Khāqān Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Yaḥyā ibn KhāqānʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Yaḥyā ibn Khāqān (d. 262/875–876), brother of the vizier ʿUbayd Allāh ibn Yaḥyā ibn Khāqān AⅠⅠ.URI: https://usaybia.net/person/44
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ⅠⅠⅠ al-Nāṣir Names: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ⅠⅠⅠ al-NāṣirʿAbd al-Raḥmān ⅠⅠⅠ al-Nāṣir, Umayyad ruler of al-Andalus (d. 350/961)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/43
ʿAbd al-Ṣamad ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbās Names: ʿAbd al-Ṣamad ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbāsʿAbd al-Ṣamad ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbās, brother of ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbāsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/45
ʿAbd al-Wadūd al-Ṭabīb Names: ʿAbd al-Wadūd al-ṬabībʿAbd al-Wadūd al-Ṭabīb, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/46
ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Thaqafī Names: ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-ThaqafīʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Thaqafī, grandfather of Abū MayyahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/48
ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn ʿAlī Names: ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn ʿAlīʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn ʿAlī, courtier of al-MuʿtaṣimURI: https://usaybia.net/person/47
ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Abī Sālim Names: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Abī SālimʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Abī Sālim, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/30

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.