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.

P

Palladius Names: PalladiusPalladius, late-antique physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1794
Pamphilianus Names: PamphilianusPamphilianus, dedicatee of GalenURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1795
Panaetius of Rhodes Names: Panaetius of RhodesPanaetius of Rhodes, 2nd-c. BC Stoic philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1796
Pantacles Names: PantaclesPantacles, Empiricist physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1797
Parmenides Names: ParmenidesParmenides, Presocratic philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1798
Patrophilus Names: PatrophilusPatrophilus, dedicatee of GalenURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1799
Paul Names: PaulPaul, apostle 5.1.5 (nephew of Galen);URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1800
Paul of Aegina Names: Paul of AeginaPaul of Aegina, 7th-c. physician and author of `Collectiones medicae` 4.1.11.3; 5.2.1 (works);URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1801
Paulus Names: PaulusPaulus, physician of antiquity, pupil of GhūrusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1802
Pelops Names: PelopsPelops, Dogmatist teacher of GalenURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1803
Perdiccas Names: PerdiccasPerdiccas, 5th-c. BC king of MacedoniaURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1804
Perennis Names: PerennisPerennis, Tigidius, 2nd-c. praetorian prefectURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1805
Perictione Names: PerictionePerictione, pen-name of an author who wrote in the style of PythagorasURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1806
Persius Names: PersiusPersius, late-antique physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1807
Peter Names: PeterPeter, apostleURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1808
Peter ⅠⅠ Names: Peter ⅠⅠPeter ⅠⅠ, king of AragonURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1809
Pethion the Translator Names: Pethion the TranslatorPethion the Translator, author of a lost ecclesiastical history (active 2nd half 9th c.)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1810
Pethion the Translator Names: Pethion the TranslatorPethion the Translator, author of a lost ecclesiastical history (active 2nd half 9th c.)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1810
Petrus Names: PetrusPetrus, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1811
Phaedo Names: PhaedoPhaedo, friend of SocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1812
Phaenarete Names: PhaenaretePhaenarete, father of Praxitela and grandfather of HippocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1813
Phaestis Names: PhaestisPhaestis, mother of AristotleURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1814
Phalaris Names: PhalarisPhalaris, 6th-c. BC tyrant of Akragas (the modern Agrigento) in SicilyURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1815
Phanias Names: PhaniasPhanias, physician of antiquity, pupil of Plato the PhysicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1816
Pherecydes of Syrus Names: Pherecydes of SyrusPherecydes of Syrus, early cosmologist, teacher of PythagorasURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1817

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.