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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Ṣāb Names: ṢābṢāb, or Ṭāṭ, son of Idrīs and reputed ancestor of the SabiansURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1931
Sabrishoʿ ibn Quṭrub (written Shīrshūʿ `or` Shīrīshūʿ) Names: Sabrishoʿ ibn Quṭrub (written Shīrshūʿ `or` Shīrīshūʿ)Sabrīshūʿ ibn Quṭrub (Sabrishoʿ bar Quṭrub)Sabrishoʿ ibn Quṭrub (written Shīrshūʿ `or` Shīrīshūʿ), physician from GondēshāpūrURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1932
Sabrishoʿ ibn Quṭrub (written Shīrshūʿ `or` Shīrīshūʿ) Names: Sabrishoʿ ibn Quṭrub (written Shīrshūʿ `or` Shīrīshūʿ)Sabrīshūʿ ibn Quṭrub (Sabrishoʿ bar Quṭrub)Sabrishoʿ ibn Quṭrub (written Shīrshūʿ `or` Shīrīshūʿ), physician from GondēshāpūrURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1932
Sābūr Dhū l-Aktāf Names: Sābūr Dhū l-AktāfSābūr Dhū l-Aktāf, Shāpūr ⅠⅠ (`reg.` 309–379), Persian King of KingsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1933
Sābūr ibn Sahl Names: Sābūr ibn SahlSābūr ibn Sahl, early 3rd/9th-c. Christian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1934
Sābūr ibn Sahl Names: Sābūr ibn SahlSābūr ibn Sahl, early 3rd/9th-c. Christian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1934
Ṣadaqah ibn Manjā ibn Ṣadaqah al-Sāmirī Names: Ṣadaqah ibn Manjā ibn Ṣadaqah al-SāmirīṢadaqah al-SāmirīṢadaqah ibn Manjā ibn Ṣadaqah al-SāmirīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1943
Ṣadaqah ibn Manjā ibn Ṣadaqah al-Sāmirī Names: Ṣadaqah ibn Manjā ibn Ṣadaqah al-SāmirīṢadaqah al-SāmirīṢadaqah ibn Manjā ibn Ṣadaqah al-SāmirīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1943
Ṣadaqah ibn Manṣūr ibn Dubays al-Asadī Names: Ṣadaqah ibn Manṣūr ibn Dubays al-AsadīṢadaqah ibn Manṣūr ibn Dubays al-Asadī, Sayf al-Dawlah, Mazyadid ruler of al-Ḥillah (`reg.` 479–501/1086–1108)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1944
Sadīd al-Dīn Names: Sadīd al-DīnSadīd al-Dīn, father of ⅠAUURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1945
Sadīd al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr Names: Sadīd al-Dīn Abū ManṣūrSadīd al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr, son of Muwaffaq al-Dīn Yaʿqūb ibn SiqlābURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1946
Sadīd al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr Names: Sadīd al-Dīn Abū ManṣūrSadīd al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr, son of Muwaffaq al-Dīn Yaʿqūb ibn SiqlābURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1946
Ibn Raqīqah Names: Ibn RaqīqahSadīd al-Dīn ibn RaqīqahIbn Raqīqah Abū l Thanāʾ Maḥmūd ibn ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad al Ṭabīb ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Shujāʿ al Shaybānī al Ḥanawī Sadīd al Dīn physician...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1090
al-Ṣafadī Names: al-Ṣafadīal-Ṣafadī, Khalīl ibn Aybak, historian (d. 763/1363)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1949
al-Saffāḥ Names: al-Saffāḥal-Saffāḥ, first Abbasid caliph (`reg.` 132– 136/749–54)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1950
Ṣafī al-Dīn ibn Shukr Names: Ṣafī al-Dīn ibn ShukrṢafī al-Dīn ibn Shukr, al-Ṣāḥib Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlī, Ayyubid vizier (548–622/1154–1225)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1951
Ṣafī al-Dīn ibn Shukr Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq al-Madīnī Names: Ṣafī al-Dīn ibn Shukr Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq al-MadīnīṢafī al-Dīn ibn Shukr Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq al-Madīnī, unidentified physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2400
Ṣafī al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn Marzūq Names: Ṣafī al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn MarzūqṢafī al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn Marzūq, vizier of al-Malik al-Ashraf ibn al-Malik al-ʿĀdilURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1952
Ṣafī al-Dīn Khalīl ibn Abī l-Faḍl ibn Manṣūr al-Tanūkhī Names: Ṣafī al-Dīn Khalīl ibn Abī l-Faḍl ibn Manṣūr al-TanūkhīṢafī al-Dīn Khalīl ibn Abī l-Faḍl ibn Manṣūr al-Tanūkhī, `kātib` of LatakiyahURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1953
Saḥbān Names: SaḥbānSaḥbān, legendary orator and poet of the tribe of WāʾilURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1954
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
Yūsuf known as al-Sāhir Names: Yūsuf known as al-Sāhiral-SāhirYūsuf known as al-Sāhir, physician in the time of the caliph al-MuktafīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2332
Sahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless) Names: Sahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless)Sahl al-KawsajSahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless), early 3rd/9th-c. physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1955
Sahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless) Names: Sahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless)Sahl al-KawsajSahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless), early 3rd/9th-c. physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1955
Sahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless) Names: Sahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless)Sahl al-KawsajSahl al-Kawsaj (Sahl the Beardless), early 3rd/9th-c. physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1955

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.