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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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Abī Sālim Names: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Abī SālimʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Abī Sālim, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/30
ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Maslamah al-Bājī Names: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Maslamah al-BājīʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Maslamah al-Bājī, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/29
ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Maslamah al-Bājī Names: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Maslamah al-BājīʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Maslamah al-Bājī, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/29
ʿAbd Allāh Names: ʿAbd AllāhʿAbd Allāh, shaykh of Mālik clan, of Banū Hāshim (ca. 169–170/785–786)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/11
ʿAbd Allāh Names: ʿAbd AllāhʿAbd Allāh (? = ʿUbayd Allāh ibn Yaḥyā ibn Khāqān), vizier of al-MutawakkilURI: https://usaybia.net/person/10
ʿAbd Allāh Names: ʿAbd AllāhʿAbd Allāh, advisor to al-MuntaṣirURI: https://usaybia.net/person/8
ʿAbd Allāh al-Mahdī bi-Allāh Names: ʿAbd Allāh al-Mahdī bi-AllāhʿAbd Allāh al-Mahdī bi-Allāh, founder of the Fatimid caliphateURI: https://usaybia.net/person/28
ʿAbd Allāh al-Ṭayfūrī Names: ʿAbd Allāh al-ṬayfūrīʿAbd Allāh al-Ṭayfūrī, Christian physician to al-HādīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/12
ʿAbd Allāh al-Ṭayfūrī Names: ʿAbd Allāh al-ṬayfūrīʿAbd Allāh al-Ṭayfūrī, Christian physician to al-HādīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/12
ʿAbd Allāh Ⅰ Names: ʿAbd Allāh ⅠʿAbd Allāh Ⅰ, seventh emir of CordovaURI: https://usaybia.net/person/9
ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-Mubārak Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-MubārakʿAbd Allāh ibn al-Mubārak, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/20
ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-Zubayr Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ZubayrʿAbd Allāh ibn al-Zubayr, prominent opponent of the Umayyad caliphsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/27
ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbās (commonly Ibn ʿAbbās) Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbās (commonly Ibn ʿAbbās)ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbās (commonly Ibn ʿAbbās), 1st/7th-c. Qurʾanic exegete, eponymous ancestor of the Abbasid caliphsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/13
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Aslam Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn AslamʿAbd Allāh ibn AslamURI: https://usaybia.net/person/16
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Badr Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn BadrʿAbd Allāh ibn Badr, Cordovan vizierURI: https://usaybia.net/person/17
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Bībī Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn BībīʿAbd Allāh ibn Bībī, host of Ibn Sīnā at IsfahanURI: https://usaybia.net/person/18
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn IsḥāqʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq, 3rd/9th-c. patron of translatorsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/19
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn IsḥāqʿAbd Allāh ibn Isḥāq, 3rd/9th-c. patron of translatorsURI: https://usaybia.net/person/19
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad al-Umawī Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad al-UmawīʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad al-Umawī, emir of al-AndalusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/22
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Dāwūd Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn DāwūdʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Dāwūd, unidentified Abbasid (d. 199/815)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/21
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Mūsā Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn MūsāʿAbd Allāh ibn Mūsā, son of al-HādīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/23
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Nāʾilī (`or` Ibn al-Tātalī `or` Ibn al-Bābilī) Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Nāʾilī (`or` Ibn al-Tātalī `or` Ibn al-Bābilī)ʿAbd Allāh ibn Nāʾilī (`or` Ibn al-Tātalī `or` Ibn al-Bābilī), specialist in alchemy and numerology, member of the Almoravid dynastyURI: https://usaybia.net/person/24
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Rajāʾ ibn Yaʿqūb Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Rajāʾ ibn YaʿqūbʿAbd Allāh ibn Rajāʾ ibn Yaʿqūb, unidentified transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/25
ʿAbd Allāh ibn Ṭāhir Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn ṬāhirʿAbd Allāh ibn Ṭāhir, governor of KhorasanURI: https://usaybia.net/person/26
ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlī Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlīʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlī, unidentified Persian-to-Arabic translatorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/14

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.