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 Allāh ibn ʿAlī Names: ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlīʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlī, uncle of caliphs al-Saffāḥ and al-ManṣūrURI: https://usaybia.net/person/15
ʿAbd Yashūʿ al-Jāthalīq Names: ʿAbd Yashūʿ al-JāthalīqʿAbd Yashūʿ al-Jāthalīq, catholicos at Baghdad (ca. 360/970)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/51
ʿAbd Yashūʿ ibn Bahrīr Names: ʿAbd Yashūʿ ibn BahrīrʿAbd Yashūʿ ibn Bahrīr, translator associate of Jibrīl ibn BukhtīshūʿURI: https://usaybia.net/person/49
ʿAbd Yashūʿ ibn Naṣr Names: ʿAbd Yashūʿ ibn NaṣrʿAbd Yashūʿ ibn Naṣr, physician of al-HādīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/50
ʿAbdān Names: ʿAbdānʿAbdān, student of Ibn al-ṬayyibURI: https://usaybia.net/person/52
al-ʿAbdī ʿAbdishoʿ bar Bahrīz (ʿAbdīshūʿ ibn Bahrīz) Names: al-ʿAbdī ʿAbdishoʿ bar Bahrīz (ʿAbdīshūʿ ibn Bahrīz)عبد يسوع بن بهريزʿAbdīshūʿ ibn Bahrīz (ʿAbdishoʿ bar Bahrīz)al-ʿAbdī ʿAbdishoʿ bar Bahrīz (ʿAbdīshūʿ ibn Bahrīz), metropolitan and translatorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/53
ʿAbdūn ibn Makhlad Names: ʿAbdūn ibn MakhladʿAbdūn ibn Makhlad, brother of ṢāʿidURI: https://usaybia.net/person/54
ʿAbdūs the Physician Names: ʿAbdūs the PhysicianʿAbdūsʿAbdūs the PhysicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/55
ʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physician Names: ʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physicianʿAbdūs ibn ZaydʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/56
ʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physician Names: ʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physicianʿAbdūs ibn ZaydʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/56
ʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physician Names: ʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physicianʿAbdūs ibn ZaydʿAbdūs ibn Zayd physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/56
ʿAbdūs the Physician Names: ʿAbdūs the PhysicianʿAbdūsʿAbdūs the PhysicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/55
ʿAbdūs the Physician Names: ʿAbdūs the PhysicianʿAbdūsʿAbdūs the PhysicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/55
al-Ābī Names: al-Ābīal-Ābī, Abū Saʿd (`or` Saʿīd) Manṣūr ibn al-Ḥusayn, man of letters and vizierURI: https://usaybia.net/person/57
ʿAbīd ibn al-Abraṣ Names: ʿAbīd ibn al-AbraṣʿAbīd ibn al-Abraṣ, pre-Islamic poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/58
al-Abīwardī Names: al-Abīwardīal-Abīwardī, poet (d. 507/1113)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/59
al-Abrash Abū Ṣāliḥ Manṣūr ibn Isḥāq ibn Aḥmad ibn Asad al-Sāmānī Names: al-Abrash Abū Ṣāliḥ Manṣūr ibn Isḥāq ibn Aḥmad ibn Asad al-Sāmānīal-Abrash Abū Ṣāliḥ Manṣūr ibn Isḥāq ibn Aḥmad ibn Asad al-Sāmānī (d. 302/915), patron of al-RāzīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/343
Abū Aḥmad Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fārisī Names: Abū Aḥmad Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-FārisīAbū Aḥmad Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fārisī, patron of Ibn SīnāURI: https://usaybia.net/person/89
Ibn Riḍwān Names: Ibn RiḍwānʿAlī ibn RiḍwānIbn Riḍwān, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī, Egyptian physician at court of Fāṭimid caliph al-Mustanṣir (d. 453/1061 `or` 460/1068)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1093
al-Majrīṭī, Abū l-Qāsim Maslamah ibn Aḥmad Names: al-Majrīṭī, Abū l-Qāsim Maslamah ibn AḥmadAbū al-Qāsim Maslamah ibn Aḥmad, Known as al-Majrīṭīal-Majrīṭī, Abū l-Qāsim Maslamah ibn Aḥmad, physician from Cordova (d. 398/1007)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1446
Abū Ayyūb Muḥammad ibn al-Rashīd Names: Abū Ayyūb Muḥammad ibn al-RashīdAbū Ayyūb Muḥammad ibn al-Rashīd, a son of the caliph Hārūn al-RashīdURI: https://usaybia.net/person/118
Abū Bakr Names: Abū BakrAbū Bakr, the first caliph after Muḥammad’s deathURI: https://usaybia.net/person/119
Abū Bakr Names: Abū BakrAbū Bakr, the son of al-Qāḍī Abū l-Ḥasan al-ZuhrīAbū Bakr, the son of al-Qāḍī Abū l-Ḥasan al-Zuhrī, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/120
Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn Jābir Names: Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn JābirAbū Bakr Aḥmad ibn Jābir, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/122
Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn Jābir Names: Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn JābirAbū Bakr Aḥmad ibn Jābir, Andalusian physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/122

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.