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.

    W

    Wahb ibn Muḥammad al-Kalwadhānī Names: Wahb ibn Muḥammad al-KalwadhānīWahb ibn Muḥammad al-Kalwadhānī, Abū Ṣaqr, 4th/10th-c. officialURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2282
    Wajīh al-Dīn al-Wāsiṭī Names: Wajīh al-Dīn al-WāsiṭīWajīh al Dīn al Wāsiṭī Abū Bakr al Mubārak ibn Abī Ṭālib al Mubārak ibn Abī l Azhar Saʿīd Ibn al Dahhān al Ḍarīr...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2283
    al-Walīd Names: al-Walīdal-Walīd, poet (probably al-Walīd ibn ʿUbayd Allāh al-Buḥturī, d. 284/897)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2284
    al-Walīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān Names: al-Walīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwānal-Walīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān, sixth Umayyad caliph (`reg.` 86–96/705–715)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2285
    Wallādah bint al-ʿAbbās ibn Jazʾ Names: Wallādah bint al-ʿAbbās ibn JazʾWallādah bint al-ʿAbbās ibn Jazʾ, sister of Thumāmah al-ʿAbsī al-Qaʿqāʿī, wife of ʿAbd al-Malik ibn MarwānURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2286
    al-Wāqidī Names: al-Wāqidīal-Wāqidī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar, historian (d. 207/822)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2287
    al-Warrāq Names: al-Warrāqal-Warrāq, Maḥmūd ibn Ḥasan (d. ca. 230/ 845), poet AⅠⅠ.URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2288
    al-Washshā Names: al-Washshāal-Washshā, Abū l-Ṭayyib Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, man of letters, grammarian and lexicographer (d. 325/937)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2289
    Waṣīf the Turk Names: Waṣīf the TurkWaṣīf the Turk, commander under al-MuʿtaṣimURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2290
    al-Wāthiq bi-Allāh Names: al-Wāthiq bi-Allāhal-Wāthiq bi-Allāh, ninth Abbasid caliph (`reg.` 227–232/842–47)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2292

      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.