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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Rabban al-Ṭabarī Names: Rabban al-ṬabarīRabban al-Ṭabarī, physician and astrologerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1890
Rabban al-Ṭabarī Names: Rabban al-ṬabarīRabban al-Ṭabarī, physician and astrologerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1890
al-Rabīʿ ibn Yūnus ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Abī Farwah Names: al-Rabīʿ ibn Yūnus ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Abī Farwahal-Rabīʿ ibn Yūnus ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Abī Farwah, chamberlain to al-MansūrURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1892
Rabīʿ ibn Zayd al-Ushquf (Recemundus) Names: Rabīʿ ibn Zayd al-Ushquf (Recemundus)Rabīʿ ibn Zayd al-Ushquf (Recemundus), Mozarabic bishop of ElviraURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1893
Rabīʿah al-Raqqī Names: Rabīʿah al-RaqqīRabīʿah al-Raqqī, poet under Hārūn al-RashīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1894
al-Rabʿī Names: al-Rabʿīal-Rabʿī, Taqī al-Dīn ʿAbbās ibn Aḥmad ibn ʿUbayd, father of ʿImād al-Dīn al-DunaysirīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1891
Rabʿīn Names: RabʿīnRabʿīn, Khorasanian chieftain and rebel in 141/758–759URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1895
al-Raḍī (al-Riḍā?) Names: al-Raḍī (al-Riḍā?)al-Raḍī (al-Riḍā?), unidentified vizier of al-JazīrahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1896
al-Raḥbī Names: al-RaḥbīRaḍī al-Dīn al-Raḥbīal-Raḥbī, Raḍī al-Dīn, Syrian physician (d. 631/1233)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1903
al-Raḍī al-Qazwīnī (?= Raḍī al-Dīn Abū al-Khayr Aḥmad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Ṭāliqānī) (d. 590/1194) Names: al-Raḍī al-Qazwīnī (?= Raḍī al-Dīn Abū al-Khayr Aḥmad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Ṭāliqānī) (d. 590/1194)al-Raḍī al-Qazwīnī (?= Raḍī al-Dīn Abū al-Khayr Aḥmad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Ṭāliqānī) (d. 590/1194), teacher of dialectic and exegesisURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1898
al-Rāḍī bi-Allāh Names: al-Rāḍī bi-Allāhal-Rāḍī bi-Allāh, Abbasid caliph (`reg.` 322– 329/934–40)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1897
Rafīʿ al-Dīn al-Jīlī Names: Rafīʿ al-Dīn al-JīlīRafīʿ al Dīn al Jīlī Abū Ḥāmid ʿAbd al ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbd al Wāḥid ibn Ismaʿīl ibn ʿAbd al Hādī chief justice of Damascus...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1899
Rafīʿ al-Dīn al-Jīlī Names: Rafīʿ al-Dīn al-JīlīRafīʿ al Dīn al Jīlī Abū Ḥāmid ʿAbd al ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbd al Wāḥid ibn Ismaʿīl ibn ʿAbd al Hādī chief justice of Damascus...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1899
al-Rāghib al-Iṣfahānī Names: al-Rāghib al-Iṣfahānīal-Rāghib al-Iṣfahānī, Abū l-Qāsim al-Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad, 5th/11th-c. author of `Muḥāḍarāt al-udabāʾ`URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1900
Rāḥah (Rājah?) Names: Rāḥah (Rājah?)Rāḥah (Rājah?), otherwise unknown Indian physician and scholarURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1901
al-Raḥbī Names: al-RaḥbīSharaf al-Dīn ibn al-Raḥbīal-Raḥbī, Sharaf al-Dīn ibn, student of ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī (583–667/1187–1268)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1904
al-Raḥbī Names: al-RaḥbīRaḍī al-Dīn al-Raḥbīal-Raḥbī, Raḍī al-Dīn, Syrian physician (d. 631/1233)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1903
al-Raḥbī Names: al-Raḥbīal-Raḥbī, Jamāl al-Dīn ibn, physician (d. 658/1259)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1902
Rajāʾ the physician of Khorasan Names: Rajāʾ the physician of KhorasanRajāʾ the physician of KhorasanURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1906
Raqīqah Sadīd al-Dīn al-Manṭiqī Names: Raqīqah Sadīd al-Dīn al-ManṭiqīRaqīqah Sadīd al-Dīn al-Manṭiqī, probably to be identified with Sadīd al-Dīn ibn RaqīqahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1947
Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Khalīl al-Raqqī Names: Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Khalīl al-Raqqīal-RaqqīAbū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Khalīl al-Raqqī, physician, commentator on Ḥunayn ibn IsḥāqURI: https://usaybia.net/person/132
al-Raqqī al-Tiflīsī Names: al-Raqqī al-TiflīsīʿĪsā al-Raqqīal Raqqī al Tiflīsī Abū l Qāsim ʿĪsā physician and astronomer under Sayf al Dawla Abū l Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Ḥamdān...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1908
Rashīd Names: RashīdRashīd, a servant of al-Muwaffaq bi-AllāhURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1909
Rashīd al-Dīn Abū Ḥulayqah ibn al-Fāris (Rashīd al-Dīn Abū l-Waḥsh ibn al-Fāris Abī l-Khayr ibn Abī Sulaymān Dāwūd ibn Abī l-Manā ibn Abī Fānah) Names: Rashīd al-Dīn Abū Ḥulayqah ibn al-Fāris (Rashīd al-Dīn Abū l-Waḥsh ibn al-Fāris Abī l-Khayr ibn Abī Sulaymān Dāwūd ibn Abī l-Manā ibn Abī Fānah)Rashīd al-Dīn Abū ḤulayqahRashīd al Dīn Abū Ḥulayqah ibn al Fāris Rashīd al Dīn Abū l Waḥsh ibn al Fāris Abī l Khayr ibn Abī Sulaymān Dāwūd...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1911
Rashīd al-Dīn Abū Ḥulayqah ibn al-Fāris (Rashīd al-Dīn Abū l-Waḥsh ibn al-Fāris Abī l-Khayr ibn Abī Sulaymān Dāwūd ibn Abī l-Manā ibn Abī Fānah) Names: Rashīd al-Dīn Abū Ḥulayqah ibn al-Fāris (Rashīd al-Dīn Abū l-Waḥsh ibn al-Fāris Abī l-Khayr ibn Abī Sulaymān Dāwūd ibn Abī l-Manā ibn Abī Fānah)Rashīd al-Dīn Abū ḤulayqahRashīd al Dīn Abū Ḥulayqah ibn al Fāris Rashīd al Dīn Abū l Waḥsh ibn al Fāris Abī l Khayr ibn Abī Sulaymān Dāwūd...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1911

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.