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.

    E

    Elias Names: EliasElias, Jewish prophetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/732
    Elias of Nisibis Names: Elias of NisibisElias of Nisibis, 11th c., brother of Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ, metropolitan of Nisibis, chronographerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/733
    Elijah of Nisibis Names: Elijah of NisibisElijah of NisibisURI: https://usaybia.net/person/735
    Empedocles of Agrigentum Names: Empedocles of AgrigentumEmpedocles of Agrigentum, Presocratic philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/736
    Ephorus Names: EphorusEphorus, Greek historianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/737
    Epicurus Names: EpicurusEpicurus, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/739
    Epicurus Names: EpicurusEpicurus, Athenian philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/738
    Epigenes Names: EpigenesEpigenes, addressee of Galen’s `On Prognosis`URI: https://usaybia.net/person/740
    Erasistratus Names: ErasistratusErasistratus, 3rd-c. BC anatomistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/741
    Eubulus of Bithynia Names: Eubulus of BithyniaEubulus of Bithynia, 4th-c. BC ruler of lands in Asia MinorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/742
    Euclid Names: EuclidEuclid, Greek geometricianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/743
    Eudemus Names: EudemusEudemus, 2nd-c. Peripatetic philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/744
    Eudemus Names: EudemusEudemus, 1st-c. AⅮ ophthalmologistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/746
    Eudemus of Rhodes Names: Eudemus of RhodesEudemus of Rhodes, pupil of AristotleURI: https://usaybia.net/person/745
    Eugenianus Names: EugenianusEugenianus, dedicatee of GalenURI: https://usaybia.net/person/747
    Eumenes Names: EumenesEumenes, pupil of AristotleURI: https://usaybia.net/person/748
    Eunostus Names: EunostusEunostus, brother of PythagorasURI: https://usaybia.net/person/749
    Euphanes Names: EuphanesEuphanes, Greek philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/750
    Eurymedon Names: EurymedonEurymedon, Athenian hierophantURI: https://usaybia.net/person/751
    Eusebius of Caesarea Names: Eusebius of CaesareaEusebius of Caesarea, 4th-c. bishop, chronographer and apologistURI: https://usaybia.net/person/752
    Eusebius of Dorylaeum Names: Eusebius of DorylaeumEusebius of Dorylaeum, 5th-c. bishopURI: https://usaybia.net/person/753
    Eustathius Names: EustathiusEustathius, pupil of HippocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/754
    Eutyches Names: EutychesEutyches, 5th-c. Constantinopolitan archimandrite misidentified with John Philoponus/John the GrammarianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/755

      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.