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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Qabīḥah Names: QabīḥahQabīḥah, concubine mother of al-Muʿtazz (`reg.` 252–255/866–869)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1859
al-Qāḍī al-Fāḍil ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʿAlī Names: al-Qāḍī al-Fāḍil ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʿAlīal-Qāḍī al-Fāḍil ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʿAlī, `kātib` to Saladin (d. 596/1200)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1860
al-Qāḍī al-Jalīs Abū l-Maʿālī ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn al-Jabbāb (`or` al-Ḥabbāb) Names: al-Qāḍī al-Jalīs Abū l-Maʿālī ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn al-Jabbāb (`or` al-Ḥabbāb)al-Qāḍī al-Jalīs Abū l-Maʿālī ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn al-Jabbāb (`or` al-Ḥabbāb), poet (d. 561/1166)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1861
al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān (d. 363/ 974) Names: al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān (d. 363/ 974)al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān (d. 363/ 974), theologian and qadi of the Fatimid caliph Muʿizz liDīn AllāhURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1863
al-Qāhir Names: al-Qāhiral-Qāhir, Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad al-Qāhir bi-Allāh, 19th Abbasid caliph (`reg.` 320– 322/932–34)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1864
Qaḥṭān Names: QaḥṭānQaḥṭān, legendary ancestor of the South ArabsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1865
Qanbar Names: QanbarQanbar, servant of Amīn al-Dawlah Ibn al-TilmīdhURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1866
Qarāṭīs Names: QarāṭīsQarāṭīs, head wife or concubine of the physician Yūḥannā ibn MāsawayhURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1867
al-Qāsim ibn ʿUbayd Allāh (d. 291/903 Names: al-Qāsim ibn ʿUbayd Allāh (d. 291/903al-Qāsim ibn ʿUbayd Allāh (d. 291/903–904), vizier under al-Muʿtaḍid and al-MuktafīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1868
Qaṣīr Names: QaṣīrQaṣīr, counsellor of Jadhīmah, pre-Islamic king of al-ḤīrahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1869
Qayḍā al-Ruhāwī Names: Qayḍā al-RuhāwīQayḍā al-Ruhāwī, translator associate of Ḥunayn ibn IsḥāqURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1870
Qāymāz Names: QāymāzQāymāz, Quṭb al-Dīn al-Mustanjidī, Armenian Mamlūk of al-Mustanjid biAllāhURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1871
Qays ibn Maʿdī Karib Names: Qays ibn Maʿdī KaribQays ibn Maʿdī Karib, pre-Islamic chieftain of clan Kindah, ancestor of al-KindīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1874
Qays ibn ʿĀṣim Names: Qays ibn ʿĀṣimQays ibn ʿĀṣim, famous tribal leader, contemporary of MuḥammadURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1873
Qays ʿAylān Names: Qays ʿAylānQays ʿAylān, legendary ancestor of an important branch of the ‘North Arabs’URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1872
Qayṣar and as al-Taʿāsīf Names: Qayṣar and as al-TaʿāsīfQayṣar and as al-Taʿāsīf, mathematician and architect (d. 649/1251)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1875
al-Qazwīnī Names: al-Qazwīnīal-Qazwīnī, Abū Yaḥyā Zakariyyā ibn Muḥammad, physician, astronomer and geographer (d. 682/1283)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1877
al-Qazwīnī Names: al-Qazwīnīal-Qazwīnī, Raḍī, scholarURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1876
Qiwām al-Dīn Ṣāʿid al-Muhannā Names: Qiwām al-Dīn Ṣāʿid al-MuhannāQiwām al-Dīn Ṣāʿid al-MuhannāURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1878
Qubād Names: QubādQubād, 5th–6th-c. Sasanian kingURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1879
Qudāmah ibn Jaʿfar Names: Qudāmah ibn JaʿfarQudāmah ibn Jaʿfar, author of `Naqd al-shiʿr` (d. ca. 337/948)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1880
Quintus Names: QuintusQuintus, 2nd-c. physician at RomeURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1881
al-Qummī Names: al-Qummīal-Qummī, Muʾayyid al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm, vizier (d. 629/1231 or 630)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1882
al-Qumrī (or al-Qamarī) Names: al-Qumrī (or al-Qamarī)Abū Manṣūr al-Ḥasan ibn Nūḥ al-Qamarī (or, al-Qumrī)al-Qumrī (or al-Qamarī), Abū Manṣūr al-Ḥasan ibn Nūḥ al-Qumrī (or al-Qamarī), Persian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1883
Quss ibn Sāʿidah al-Iyādī Names: Quss ibn Sāʿidah al-IyādīQuss ibn Sāʿidah al-Iyādī, legendary preIslamic oratorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1884

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.