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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al-Nābighah al-Dhubyānī Names: al-Nābighah al-Dhubyānīal-Nābighah al-Dhubyānī, pre-Islamic poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2431
al-Nābulusī Names: al-Nābulusīal-Nābulusī, surveyor of FayyumURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1721
al-Naḍr ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah al-Thaqafī Names: al-Naḍr ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah al-Thaqafīal-Naḍr ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah al-Thaqafī, opponent of the Prophet MuḥammadURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1722
al-Naḍr ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah al-Thaqafī Names: al-Naḍr ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah al-Thaqafīal-Naḍr ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah al-Thaqafī, opponent of the Prophet MuḥammadURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1722
Nafīs al-Dīn ibn al-Zubayr Names: Nafīs al-Dīn ibn al-ZubayrNafīs al-Dīn ibn al-Zubayr, al-Qāḍī, pupil of Ibn Shūʿah and al-Shaykh al-Sadīd Raʿīs al-Ṭibb (b. 555 `or` 556/1160)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1726
Nafīs al-Dīn ibn al-Zubayr Names: Nafīs al-Dīn ibn al-ZubayrNafīs al-Dīn ibn al-Zubayr, al-Qāḍī, pupil of Ibn Shūʿah and al-Shaykh al-Sadīd Raʿīs al-Ṭibb (b. 555 `or` 556/1160)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1726
Nāfiʿ Names: NāfiʿNāfiʿ, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1723
Nāfiʿ Names: NāfiʿNāfiʿ, servant of Khālid ibn al-Muhājir ibn Khālid ibn al-WalīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1724
Nāfiʿ ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah Names: Nāfiʿ ibn al-Ḥārith ibn KaladahNāfiʿ ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Kaladah, son of the slave-girl Sumayyah and, probably, the physician al-Ḥārith ibn KaladahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1725
al-Naḥwī al-Mawṣilī Names: al-Naḥwī al-Mawṣilīal-Naḥwī al-Mawṣilī, grammarian (d. 666/1267)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/407
Najāḥ al-Sharābī Names: Najāḥ al-SharābīNajāḥ al-Sharābī, Najm al-Dawlah Abū l-Yumn (d. 615/1218), official at the caliphal courtURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1727
al-Najāshī al-Ḥārithī Names: al-Najāshī al-Ḥārithīal-Najāshī al-Ḥārithī, 1st/7th-c. poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1728
al-Samarqandī Names: al-SamarqandīNajīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandīal-Samarqandī, Najīb al-Dīn Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿUmar, physician in HeratURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1998
Najīb al-Dīn Asʿad al-Hamadānī (`or` al-Hamadhānī) Names: Najīb al-Dīn Asʿad al-Hamadānī (`or` al-Hamadhānī)Najīb al-Dīn Asʿad al-Hamadānī (`or` al-Hamadhānī), philosopher from PersiaURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1731
Najm al-Dīn Abū l-Ghanāʾim Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn al-Muʿallim al-Hurthī Names: Najm al-Dīn Abū l-Ghanāʾim Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn al-Muʿallim al-HurthīNajm al-Dīn Abū l-Ghanāʾim Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn al-Muʿallim al-Hurthī, poet of WāsiṭURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1730
Najm al-Dīn al-Qamrāwī Names: Najm al-Dīn al-QamrāwīNajm al Dīn al Qamrāwī Abū l Faḍāʾil Mūsā ibn Muḥammad ibn Mūsā ibn Aḥmad ibn ʿĪsā al Kinānī d 651 1253 student of...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1736
Najm al-Dīn Ayyūb Names: Najm al-Dīn AyyūbNajm al-Dīn Ayyūb, father of Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn (Saladin)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1732
Najm al-Dīn Ḥamzah ibn ʿĀbid al-Ṣarkhadī Names: Najm al-Dīn Ḥamzah ibn ʿĀbid al-ṢarkhadīNajm al-Dīn Ḥamzah ibn ʿĀbid al-Ṣarkhadī, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1733
Najm al-Dīn ibn al-Lubūdī Names: Najm al-Dīn ibn al-Lubūdīal-Ṣāḥib Najm al-Dīn ibn al-LubūdīNajm al-Dīn ibn al-Lubūdī, physician son of Shams al-Dīn ibn al-LubūdīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1734
Najm al-Dīn ibn al-Minfākh Names: Najm al-Dīn ibn al-MinfākhNajm al Dīn ibn al Minfākh Abū l ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Abī l Fāḍl Asʿad ibn Ḥulwān nicknamed the son of the singer physician...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1735
Najm al-Dīn ibn al-Minfākh Names: Najm al-Dīn ibn al-MinfākhNajm al Dīn ibn al Minfākh Abū l ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Abī l Fāḍl Asʿad ibn Ḥulwān nicknamed the son of the singer physician...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1735
Najm al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Asfizārī Names: Najm al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-AsfizārīNajm al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-AsfizārīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1738
Najm al-Dīn ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Kuraydī Names: Najm al-Dīn ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-KuraydīNajm al-Dīn ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Kuraydī, al-QāḍīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1737
Najm ibn Ṭarafah Names: Najm ibn ṬarafahNajm ibn Ṭarafah, master falconerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1739
Nakīr Names: NakīrNakīr, Islamic angelURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1740

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.