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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    Gabriel Names: GabrielGabriel (Archangel)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/784
    Gaius (Gaius Julius Caesar known as Caligula) Names: Gaius (Gaius Julius Caesar known as Caligula)Gaius (Gaius Julius Caesar known as Caligula), 1st-c. Roman emperorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2383
    Galba Names: GalbaGalba, 1st-c. Roman emperorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/785
    ‘Galen of the Arabs’ i.e. Abū Bakr al-Rāzī Names: ‘Galen of the Arabs’ i.e. Abū Bakr al-Rāzī‘Galen of the Arabs’ i.e. Abū Bakr al-RāzīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/787
    Galen/Jālīnūs Names: Galen/JālīnūsGalen/Jālīnūs, physician to emperors Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Septimius SeverusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/786
    Gallus of Emesa Names: Gallus of EmesaGallus of Emesa, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/788
    Gayōmart Names: GayōmartGayōmart, grandfather of Hermes in Persian tradition, identified with AdamURI: https://usaybia.net/person/789
    Genghis Khan Names: Genghis KhanGenghis Khan, Mongol rulerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/790
    Gessius Names: GessiusGessius, late-antique physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/791
    al-Ghaḍanfar, Abū Taghlib Faḍl Allāh Names: al-Ghaḍanfar, Abū Taghlib Faḍl Allāhal-Ghaḍanfar, Abū Taghlib Faḍl Allāh (d. 369/979), Ḥamdānid emirURI: https://usaybia.net/person/792
    Ghaḍīḍ Names: GhaḍīḍGhaḍīḍ, known as Umm Jaʿfar, favourite concubine of Hārūn al-RashīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/793
    al-Ghāfiqī, Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Ghāfiqī Names: al-Ghāfiqī, Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-GhāfiqīAbū Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Ghāfiqīal-Ghāfiqī, Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Ghāfiqī, (d.ca. 560/1165), botanist and pharmacologist from al-AndalusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/794
    Ghālib Names: GhālibGhālib, the Physician of al-MuʿtaḍidGhālib, physician of al-Muʿtaḍid (active 289/900)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/795
    Ghālib Names: GhālibGhālib, the Physician of al-MuʿtaḍidGhālib, physician of al-Muʿtaḍid (active 289/900)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/795
    Ghassān ibn ʿAbbād Names: Ghassān ibn ʿAbbādGhassān ibn ʿAbbād, governor of Khorasan under al-MaʾmūnURI: https://usaybia.net/person/796
    al-Ghazālī, Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī Names: al-Ghazālī, Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad al-Ṭūsīal-Ghazālī, Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī (d. 505/1111), philosopher and theologianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/797
    Ghiyāth al-Dīn, Muḥammad ibn Malik-Shāh Abū Shujāʿ Ghiyāth al-Dunyā wa-l-Dīn Names: Ghiyāth al-Dīn, Muḥammad ibn Malik-Shāh Abū Shujāʿ Ghiyāth al-Dunyā wa-l-DīnGhiyāth al-Dīn, Muḥammad ibn Malik-Shāh Abū Shujāʿ Ghiyāth al-Dunyā wa-l-Dīn, Seljuq ruler (498–511/1105–1118)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/798
    Ghūrus Names: GhūrusGhūrus, the second great physician of antiquity (after Asclepius)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/799
    Glaucias of Tarentum Names: Glaucias of TarentumGlaucias of Tarentum, commentator on HippocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/801
    Glaucon Names: GlauconGlaucon, philosopher friend and dedicatee of GalenURI: https://usaybia.net/person/800
    Gnosidicus Names: GnosidicusGnosidicus, ancestor of HippocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/802
    Gorgias Names: GorgiasGorgias, a physician of antiquity, pupil of GhūrusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/803
    Gregorius Names: GregoriusGregorius, Methodist physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/804

      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.