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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Macarius Names: MacariusMacarius, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1429
Machaon Names: MachaonMachaon, son of AsclepiusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1430
al-Madāʾinī, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad Names: al-Madāʾinī, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Muḥammadal-Madāʾinī, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad, historian (d. 228/842–843)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1431
Mādhava Names: MādhavaMādhava, Indian author of the `Nidān or Nidāna`, also called `Mādhavanidāna` (active ca. AⅮ700)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1432
Magnus of Alexandria Names: Magnus of AlexandriaMagnus of Alexandria, late-antique physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1434
Magnus of Emesa Names: Magnus of EmesaMagnus of Emesa, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1435
al-Mahdī Names: al-Mahdīal-Mahdī, third Abbasid caliph (`reg.` 158– 169/775–85)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1436
Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad Ghiyāth al-Dīn al-Ghūrī Names: Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad Ghiyāth al-Dīn al-GhūrīMaḥmūd ibn Muḥammad Ghiyāth al-Dīn al-Ghūrī (`reg.` 602–609/1206–1212), Ghūrid rulerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1437
Maḥmūd ibn Sebüktigin Names: Maḥmūd ibn SebüktiginMaḥmūd ibn Sebüktigin, Sultan of Ghaznah (`reg.` 388–421/998–1030)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1439
Majd al-Dīn Abū Bakr ibn al-Dāyah Names: Majd al-Dīn Abū Bakr ibn al-DāyahMajd al-Dīn Abū Bakr ibn al-Dāyah, foster brother of Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn ZangīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1443
Majd al-Dīn al-Jīlī Names: Majd al-Dīn al-JīlīMajd al-Dīn al-Jīlī, scholar, teacher of Fakhr al-Dīn al-RāzīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1444
Majd al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ibrāhīm Names: Majd al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn IbrāhīmMajd al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ibrāhīm, father of Badr al-Dīn ibn Qāḍī BaʿlabakkURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1441
Majd al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn Ṣaḥnūn al-Dimashqī Names: Majd al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn Ṣaḥnūn al-DimashqīMajd al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn Ṣaḥnūn al-DimashqīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1442
Majnūn Laylā, Qays ibn al-Mulawwaḥ Names: Majnūn Laylā, Qays ibn al-MulawwaḥMajnūn Laylā, Qays ibn al-Mulawwaḥ, 1st/7th-c. poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1445
al-Majrīṭī, Abū l-Qāsim Maslamah ibn Aḥmad Names: al-Majrīṭī, Abū l-Qāsim Maslamah ibn AḥmadAbū al-Qāsim Maslamah ibn Aḥmad, Known as al-Majrīṭīal-Majrīṭī, Abū l-Qāsim Maslamah ibn Aḥmad, physician from Cordova (d. 398/1007)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1446
al-Majūsī Makḥūl Names: al-Majūsī Makḥūlal-Majūsī Makḥūl, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1447
Mākird the Daylamite Names: Mākird the DaylamiteMākird the Daylamite, 4th/10th-c. officialURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1448
Makkī ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Qayrawānī, Abū Muḥammad Names: Makkī ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Qayrawānī, Abū MuḥammadMakkī ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Qayrawānī, Abū Muḥammad, Qurʾanic scholar and dream interpreter (d. 437/1045–1046); ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib al-QayrawānīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1449
al-Makkī, Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā Names: al-Makkī, Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyāal-Makkī, Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā, poet (d. 248/ 862)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1450
al-Malik al-Afḍal Nūr al-Dīn ʿAlī Names: al-Malik al-Afḍal Nūr al-Dīn ʿAlīal-Malik al-Afḍal Nūr al-Dīn ʿAlī, Saladin’s eldest sonURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1454
al-Malik al-Afḍal Shahanshāh ibn Amīr al-Juyūsh Names: al-Malik al-Afḍal Shahanshāh ibn Amīr al-Juyūshal-Malik al-Afḍal Shahanshāh ibn Amīr al-Juyūsh (d. 515/1121), Fatimid commanderURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1455
al-Malik al-Amjad Majd al-Dīn Bahrām Shāh ibn ʿIzz al-dīn Farrukh Shāh ibn Shāhinshāh ibn Ayyūb Names: al-Malik al-Amjad Majd al-Dīn Bahrām Shāh ibn ʿIzz al-dīn Farrukh Shāh ibn Shāhinshāh ibn Ayyūbal-Malik al-Amjad Majd al-Dīn Bahrām Shāh ibn ʿIzz al-dīn Farrukh Shāh ibn Shāhinshāh ibn Ayyūb, Ayyubid ruler (d. 628/1230)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1457
al-Malik al-Ankūr Names: al-Malik al-Ankūral-Malik al-Ankūr, probably = (Malik) al-Inkitār (‘(King of) l’Angleterre’), name of Richard ⅠURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1458
al-Malik al-Ashraf Names: al-Malik al-Ashrafal-Malik al-Ashraf, the son of al-Malik al-Manṣūr, the ruler of HomsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1461
al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū al-Fatḥ Mūsā Names: al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū al-Fatḥ Mūsāal Malik al Ashraf Abū al Fatḥ Mūsā son of al Malik al ʿĀdil Abū Bakr ibn Ayyūb = al Malik al Ashraf Ⅰ...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1459

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.