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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Dahīn al-Lawz Names: Dahīn al-LawzDahīn al-Lawz, daughter of Damascene singerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/687
Dāhir Names: DāhirDāhir, otherwise unknown Indian physician and scholarURI: https://usaybia.net/person/688
Dahishtak Names: DahishtakDahishtak, superintendent of the Gondēshāpūr hospital in the reign of the caliph Hārūn al-RashīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/689
al-Ḥaẓīrī, ʿAlī ibn Yūsuf ibn Abī l-Maʿālī Saʿd ibn ʿAlī Names: al-Ḥaẓīrī, ʿAlī ibn Yūsuf ibn Abī l-Maʿālī Saʿd ibn ʿAlīDallāl al-Kutubal-Ḥaẓīrī, ʿAlī ibn Yūsuf ibn Abī l-Maʿālī Saʿd ibn ʿAlī – known as Dallāl al-Kutub (‘the Book Hawker’); poet and anthologistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/867
Damascius Names: DamasciusDamascius, 5th–6th-c. AⅮ Neoplatonist philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/690
Damon the Logician Names: Damon the LogicianDamon the Logician, 5th–4th-c. BC SophistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/691
Dānīl Names: DānīlDānīl, brother of Saʿdūn, brother-in-law of Saʿīd ibn Ghālib, physician to al-MuʿtaḍidURI: https://usaybia.net/person/692
Dāniyal Names: DāniyalDāniyal, brother-in-law of the physician Yūḥannā ibn MāsawayhURI: https://usaybia.net/person/694
Dāniyāl the Physician Names: Dāniyāl the PhysicianDāniyāl the Physician, physician in service of Muʿīzz al-DawlahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/693
Dāniyāl the Physician Names: Dāniyāl the PhysicianDāniyāl the Physician, physician in service of Muʿīzz al-DawlahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/693
Daqyūs (Decius) Names: Daqyūs (Decius)Daqyūs (Decius), pupil of Abū l-Ḥakam al-MaghribīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/695
Dārā ibn Sām, Darius ⅠⅠⅠ Names: Dārā ibn Sām, Darius ⅠⅠⅠDārā ibn Sām, Darius ⅠⅠⅠ, last Achaemenid king of Persia (`reg.` 336–330BC)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/696
al-Darkazīnī, ʿImād al-Dīn Abū l-Barakāt ibn Salamah Names: al-Darkazīnī, ʿImād al-Dīn Abū l-Barakāt ibn Salamahal-Darkazīnī, ʿImād al-Dīn Abū l-Barakāt ibn Salamah, vizier under the Seljuq ruler Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad ibn Malikshāh (d. 521/1127)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/697
David Names: DavidDavid, King, father of SolomonURI: https://usaybia.net/person/698
Dāwūd al-Ṭāʾī Names: Dāwūd al-ṬāʾīDāwūd al-Ṭāʾī, traditionistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/703
Dāwūd ibn Daylam Names: Dāwūd ibn DaylamDāwūd ibn Daylam, physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/699
Dāwūd ibn Daylam Names: Dāwūd ibn DaylamDāwūd ibn Daylam, physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/699
Dāwūd ibn Ḥunayn Names: Dāwūd ibn ḤunaynDāwūd ibn Ḥunayn, physician son of Ḥunayn ibn IsḥāqURI: https://usaybia.net/person/700
Dāwūd ibn Rushayd Names: Dāwūd ibn RushaydDāwūd ibn Rushayd, `muḥaddith`URI: https://usaybia.net/person/701
Dāwūd ibn Sarābiyūn (`or` Sarāfīyūn) Names: Dāwūd ibn Sarābiyūn (`or` Sarāfīyūn)Dāwūd ibn Sarābiyūn (`or` Sarāfīyūn), acc. to ⅠAU brother of the physician Yūḥannā ibn Sarābiyūn, but probably courtier of al-Hādī (late 2nd/8th-c.)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/702
Daylam Names: DaylamDaylam, physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/704
Daylam Names: DaylamDaylam, physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/704
Demeter Names: DemeterDemeter, in Greek mythology, the goddess of harvestsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2417
Demetrius Names: DemetriusDemetrius, devout man of CrotonURI: https://usaybia.net/person/705
Democrates the Second Names: Democrates the SecondDemocrates the Second, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/706

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.