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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al-Yabrūdī Names: al-Yabrūdīal-Yabrūdī, Abū l-Faraj Jirjīs [Jūrjis] ibn Yuḥannā ibn Sahl ibn Ibrahīm, Christian physician from Damascus (d. ca. 450/1058)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2295
al-Yabrūdī Names: al-Yabrūdīal-Yabrūdī, Abū l-Faraj Jirjīs [Jūrjis] ibn Yuḥannā ibn Sahl ibn Ibrahīm, Christian physician from Damascus (d. ca. 450/1058)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2295
Yabūlūs Names: YabūlūsYabūlūs, unidentified Roman kingURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2296
Yaḥyā al-Marwazī (? = Abū Yaḥyā al-Marwazī) Names: Yaḥyā al-Marwazī (? = Abū Yaḥyā al-Marwazī)Yaḥyā al-Marwazī (? = Abū Yaḥyā al-Marwazī), teacher of Abū Bishr MattāURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2306
Yaḥyā ibn Abī Ḥakīm al-Ḥallājī Names: Yaḥyā ibn Abī Ḥakīm al-Ḥallājīal-ḤallājīYaḥyā ibn Abī Ḥakīm al-Ḥallājī, personal physician of the caliph al-MuʿtaḍidURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2297
Yaḥyā ibn Abī Manṣūr Names: Yaḥyā ibn Abī ManṣūrYaḥyā ibn Abī Manṣūr, astronomer (d. 216/ 832)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2298
Yaḥyā ibn al-Biṭrīq Names: Yaḥyā ibn al-BiṭrīqYaḥyā ibn al-Biṭrīq, translator of philosophical works and medical author (d. ca. 200/815)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2300
Yaḥyā ibn al-Biṭrīq Names: Yaḥyā ibn al-BiṭrīqYaḥyā ibn al-Biṭrīq, translator of philosophical works and medical author (d. ca. 200/815)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2300
Yaḥyā ibn Isḥāq Names: Yaḥyā ibn IsḥāqYaḥyā ibn Isḥāq, physician in al-Andalus (active 300/912)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2301
Yaḥyā ibn Isḥāq Names: Yaḥyā ibn IsḥāqYaḥyā ibn Isḥāq, physician in al-Andalus (active 300/912)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2301
Yaḥyā ibn Khālid ibn Barmak Names: Yaḥyā ibn Khālid ibn BarmakYaḥyā ibn Khālid ibn Barmak, member of the Barmakid family (d. 190/806)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2302
Yaḥyā ibn Māsawayh Names: Yaḥyā ibn MāsawayhYaḥyā ibn Māsawayh, 11th-c. writer on pharmacologyURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2303
Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd ibn Yaḥyā (also known as Abū l-Faraj al-Anṭākī) Names: Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd ibn Yaḥyā (also known as Abū l-Faraj al-Anṭākī)Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd ibn Yaḥyā also known as Abū l Faraj al Anṭākī Christian physician and historian continuator of Saʿīd ibn al Biṭrīq ca...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2304
Yaḥyā ibn Yaḥyā Names: Yaḥyā ibn YaḥyāYaḥyā ibn Yaḥyā, Known as Ibn al-SamīnahYaḥyā ibn Yaḥyā, known as Ibn al-Samīnah, physician from Cordova (d. 315/927)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2305
Yaḥyā ibn Yaḥyā Names: Yaḥyā ibn YaḥyāYaḥyā ibn Yaḥyā, Known as Ibn al-SamīnahYaḥyā ibn Yaḥyā, known as Ibn al-Samīnah, physician from Cordova (d. 315/927)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2305
Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī Names: Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdīYaḥyā ibn ʿAdī, Christian philosopher and theologian (d. 363/974)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2299
Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī Names: Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdīYaḥyā ibn ʿAdī, Christian philosopher and theologian (d. 363/974)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2299
Yandūn Names: YandūnYandūn, servant of al-HādīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2307
Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī Names: Yāqūt al-ḤamawīYāqūt al-Ḥamawī, geographer and biographerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2313
al-Yasaʿ Names: al-Yasaʿal-Yasaʿ, Elisha, patron of translatorsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2314
Yāsīn al-Sīmiyāʾī Names: Yāsīn al-SīmiyāʾīYāsīn al-Sīmiyāʾī, magician Yāsir, servant of al-Maʾmūn Yazīd ibn Khālid ibn Rūmān, son of Ibn RūmānURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2315
Yazīd ibn Mazyad Names: Yazīd ibn MazyadYazīd ibn Mazyad, chieftain of Zāʾidah clanURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2316
Yazīd ibn Muqbil Names: Yazīd ibn MuqbilYazīd ibn Muqbil, a rider in the courier service of Iraq in the time of the caliph al-MaʾmūnURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2318
Yazīd ibn Muʿāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān Names: Yazīd ibn Muʿāwiyah ibn Abī SufyānYazīd ibn Muʿāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān, the second Umayyad caliph (`reg.` 64/684– 685)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2317
Yazīd ibn Rūmān Names: Yazīd ibn RūmānYazīd ibn Rūmān, Abū Rawḥ al-Madanī, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2319

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.