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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Kadbānuwayh Names: KadbānuwayhKadbānuwayh (Persian for Lady of the House), patron of Ibn SīnāURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1357
Kāfūr al-Ikhshīdī Names: Kāfūr al-IkhshīdīKāfūr al-Ikhshīdī, Abū-l-Misk Kāfūr, Ikhshīdid commanderURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1358
al-Kalbī Names: al-Kalbīal-Kalbī, Hishām, historianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1359
Kamāl al-Dīn Abū l-Qāsim ibn Abī Turāb al-Kātib al-Baghdādī Names: Kamāl al-Dīn Abū l-Qāsim ibn Abī Turāb al-Kātib al-BaghdādīKamāl al-Dīn Abū l-Qāsim ibn Abī Turāb al-Kātib al-BaghdādīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1360
Kamāl al-Dīn al-Ḥimṣī Names: Kamāl al-Dīn al-ḤimṣīKamāl al-Dīn al-Ḥimṣī, pupil of Raḍī al-Dīn al-RaḥbīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1361
Kamāl al-Dīn al-Ḥimṣī Names: Kamāl al-Dīn al-ḤimṣīKamāl al-Dīn al-Ḥimṣī, pupil of Raḍī al-Dīn al-RaḥbīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1361
Kamāl al-Dīn ibn Yūnus Names: Kamāl al-Dīn ibn YūnusKamāl al Dīn ibn Yūnus Abū ʿImrān `or` Abū l Fatḥ Kamāl al Dīn Mūsā ibn Yūnus ibn Muḥammad al Mawṣilī mathematician and jurist...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1362
Kamāl al-Dīn ibn Yūnus Names: Kamāl al-Dīn ibn YūnusKamāl al Dīn ibn Yūnus Abū ʿImrān `or` Abū l Fatḥ Kamāl al Dīn Mūsā ibn Yūnus ibn Muḥammad al Mawṣilī mathematician and jurist...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1362
Kamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Mīkāʾīl Names: Kamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn MīkāʾīlKamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Mīkāʾīl, dedicatee of Fakhr al-Dīn al-RāzīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1363
Kankah (`or` Kanakah) al-Hindī Names: Kankah (`or` Kanakah) al-HindīKankah al-HindīKankah (`or` Kanakah) al-Hindī, Indian astrologer-astronomer (active ca. 775– 800)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1364
Kankah (`or` Kanakah) al-Hindī Names: Kankah (`or` Kanakah) al-HindīKankah al-HindīKankah (`or` Kanakah) al-Hindī, Indian astrologer-astronomer (active ca. 775– 800)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1364
Kaṅkāyana Names: KaṅkāyanaKaṅkāyana, Indian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1365
al-Kātib al-Iṣfahānī Names: al-Kātib al-Iṣfahānīal-Kātib al-Iṣfahānī, ʿImād al-Dīn, state secretary of Nūr al-Dīn and Saladin, anthologist (d. 597/1201)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1367
Kawkīn Names: KawkīnKawkīn, relation of ʿAḍud al-DawlahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1368
Kay Bahman Names: Kay BahmanKay Bahman, mythical Kayanian kingURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2429
Kaykāʾūs ibn Kaykhusraw Names: Kaykāʾūs ibn KaykhusrawKaykāʾūs ibn Kaykhusraw, al-Malik al-Ghālib, Seljuqid ruler of al-Rūm (Anatolia) (`reg.` 608–618/1211–1220)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1369
Kayqubādh ibn Kaykhusraw ibn Qilij Arslān Names: Kayqubādh ibn Kaykhusraw ibn Qilij ArslānKayqubādh ibn Kaykhusraw ibn Qilij Arslān, ruler of Erzerum in Anatolia (reg. 588– 593/1192–1197)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1370
Kaysān ibn ʿUthmān ibn Kaysān Names: Kaysān ibn ʿUthmān ibn KaysānKaysān ibn ʿUthmān ibn Kaysān, 10th-c. physician from Egypt and brother of the physician SahlānURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1371
al-Kayyāl Names: al-Kayyālal-Kayyāl, Aḥmad ibn Zakariyyā (active 3rd/9th c.), Ismaili missionaryURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1373
Kaʿb ibn Zuhayr Names: Kaʿb ibn ZuhayrKaʿb ibn Zuhayr, 1st/7th-c. poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1356
al-Khabūshānī Names: al-Khabūshānīal-Khabūshānī, Najm al-Dīn, theologian, supporter of SaladinURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1374
Khafīf al-Samarqandī Names: Khafīf al-SamarqandīKhafīf al-Samarqandī, servant of al-MuʿtaḍidURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1375
Khalaf al-Ṭūlūnī Names: Khalaf al-ṬūlūnīKhalaf al-Ṭūlūnī, Abū ʿAlī, Baghdadi physician (active 302/914)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1378
Khalaf al-Ṭūlūnī Names: Khalaf al-ṬūlūnīKhalaf al-Ṭūlūnī, Abū ʿAlī, Baghdadi physician (active 302/914)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1378
Khalaf ibn Khalīfah Names: Khalaf ibn KhalīfahKhalaf ibn Khalīfah, poet (possibly Khalaf ibn Khalīfah ibn Ṣāʿid, d. 181/797–780)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1377

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.