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.

Z

Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ Names: Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾZāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ (Abū Saʿīd Manṣūr ibn ʿĪsā)Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ, Abū Saʿīd Manṣūr ibn ʿĪsā, physician of Naṣr al-Dawlah and brother of Elias of NisibisURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2350
Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ Names: Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾZāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ (Abū Saʿīd Manṣūr ibn ʿĪsā)Zāhid al-ʿUlamāʾ, Abū Saʿīd Manṣūr ibn ʿĪsā, physician of Naṣr al-Dawlah and brother of Elias of NisibisURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2350
al-Zahrāwī Names: al-ZahrāwīAbū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Sulaymān al-Zahrāwīal-Zahrāwī, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn SulaymānURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2352
Zahrūn Names: ZahrūnZahrūn, contemporary of Ibn al-ṬayyibURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2353
al-Zajjāj Names: al-Zajjājal-Zajjāj, Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad al-Sarī, grammarian (d. 310/922)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2354
Zakariyyā ibn al-Ṭayfūrī Names: Zakariyyā ibn al-ṬayfūrīZakariyyā ibn al-Ṭayfūrī, physician on campaign with al-Afshīn in 222/837URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2355
Zakariyyā ibn al-Ṭayfūrī Names: Zakariyyā ibn al-ṬayfūrīZakariyyā ibn al-Ṭayfūrī, physician on campaign with al-Afshīn in 222/837URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2355
al-Zamakhsharī Names: al-Zamakhsharīal-Zamakhsharī, Abū l-Qāsim Maḥmūd ibn ʿUmar, grammarian (467–538/1075– 1144)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2356
Zangī ibn Āq Sunqur Names: Zangī ibn Āq SunqurZangī ibn Āq Sunqur, ʿImād al-Dīn (`reg.` 521– 541/1127–1146), founder of the Zangid dynasty of Mosul and AleppoURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2357
Zankal Names: ZankalZankal, Indian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2358
Zarāfah Names: ZarāfahZarāfah, majordomo to al-MutawakkilURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2359
Zarathustra (Zarādusht) Names: Zarathustra (Zarādusht)Zarathustra (Zarādusht)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2360
Zarayāyal Names: ZarayāyalZarayāyal, late-antique physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2361
Zarnab Names: ZarnabZarnab, pupil of al-KindīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2362
Zarūyā (Zarūbā?) ibn Mānaḥūh (Mājūh?) al-Nāʿimī al-Ḥimṣī Names: Zarūyā (Zarūbā?) ibn Mānaḥūh (Mājūh?) al-Nāʿimī al-ḤimṣīZarūyā ibn Mānaḥūh al-Nāʿimī al-ḤimṣīZarūyā (Zarūbā?) ibn Mānaḥūh (Mājūh?) al-Nāʿimī al-Ḥimṣī, translatorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2363
Zarūyā (Zarūbā?) ibn Mānaḥūh (Mājūh?) al-Nāʿimī al-Ḥimṣī Names: Zarūyā (Zarūbā?) ibn Mānaḥūh (Mājūh?) al-Nāʿimī al-ḤimṣīZarūyā ibn Mānaḥūh al-Nāʿimī al-ḤimṣīZarūyā (Zarūbā?) ibn Mānaḥūh (Mājūh?) al-Nāʿimī al-Ḥimṣī, translatorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2363
al-Zawzanī Names: al-Zawzanīal-Zawzanī, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-ʿAbdalakānī (d. 431/1040), poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2364
Zayd ibn Rāfiʿ Names: Zayd ibn RāfiʿZayd ibn Rāfiʿ, `mawlā` of al-Muhājir ibn Khālid ibn al-WalīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2365
Zayn al-Dīn Names: Zayn al-DīnZayn al-Dīn, the blind, philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2366
Zayn al-Dīn al-Ḥāfiẓī Names: Zayn al-Dīn al-ḤāfiẓīZayn al-Dīn al-Ḥāfiẓī, Sulaymān, physician in Aleppo and Damascus under the AyyubidsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2367
Zayn al-Dīn al-Ḥāfiẓī Names: Zayn al-Dīn al-ḤāfiẓīZayn al-Dīn al-Ḥāfiẓī, Sulaymān, physician in Aleppo and Damascus under the AyyubidsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2367
Zayn al-Dīn al-Kashshī Names: Zayn al-Dīn al-KashshīZayn al-Dīn al-Kashshī, disciple of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī in MarandURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2368
Zayn al-Dīn ibn Muʿṭī Names: Zayn al-Dīn ibn MuʿṭīZayn al-Dīn ibn Muʿṭī, grammarian (d. 628/ 1231)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/2369
Zayn al-Ḥassāb Names: Zayn al-ḤassābZayn al-Ḥassāb, unidentified 6th/12th-c. pupil of Abū l-Bayān ibn al-Mudawwar in EgyptURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2370
Zaynab Names: ZaynabZaynab, the Physician of the Banū AwdZaynab, female physician of the Banū AwdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2371

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.