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.

Results (2428)

ʿAbbād ibn ʿAbbās Names: ʿAbbād ibn ʿAbbāsʿAbbād ibn ʿAbbās, unidentified physician, addressee of Ibn Mandawayh al-IṣfahānīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1
ʿAbd Allāh Names: ʿAbd AllāhʿAbd Allāh (? = ʿUbayd Allāh ibn Yaḥyā ibn Khāqān), vizier of al-MutawakkilURI: https://usaybia.net/person/10
Abū ʿAlī ibn Bunān ibn al-Ḥārith Names: Abū ʿAlī ibn Bunān ibn al-ḤārithAbū ʿAlī ibn Bunān ibn al-Ḥārith, `mawlā` of al-MuqtadirURI: https://usaybia.net/person/100
Ibn Hindū Names: Ibn HindūAbū l-Faraj ibn HindūIbn Hindū, Abū l-Faraj ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn, poet and physician author of `K. Miftāḥ al-ṭibb` (d. 420/1029)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1000
Ibn Hishām Names: Ibn HishāmIbn Hishām, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Malik, author of a biography of MuḥammadURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1001
Ibn Hubayrah Names: Ibn HubayrahIbn Hubayrah, Abū l-Muẓaffar ʿAwn al-Dīn Yaḥyā ibn Muḥammad, Ḥanbalī scholar, vizier to caliphs al-Muqtafī and al-Mustanjid (d. 560/1165)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1002
Ibn Hubayrah Names: Ibn HubayrahIbn Hubayrah, ʿIzz al-Dīn, vizier, patronized by Saladin (d. 560/1165)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1003
Ibn Ḥumayd Names: Ibn ḤumaydIbn Ḥumayd, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1004
Ibn al-Imām Names: Ibn al-ImāmIbn al-Imām, Abū l-ḤasanʿAlī ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīzURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1005
Ibn Isḥāq Names: Ibn IsḥāqIbn Isḥāq, vizier of the Umayyad emirs in CordovaURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1006
Ibn Isḥāq Names: Ibn IsḥāqIbn Isḥāq, Abū Isḥāq Ismāʿīl, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1007
Ibn al-Jabbāb Names: Ibn al-JabbābIbn al-Jabbāb, al-Qāḍī al-Jalīs ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn al-Ḥusayn, poet (d. 561/1166)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1008
Ibn Jahwar Names: Ibn JahwarIbn Jahwar, Abū Marwān ʿAbd al-Malik, vizier under ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ⅠⅠⅠURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1009
Abū ʿAlī ibn Makanjā Names: Abū ʿAlī ibn MakanjāAbū ʿAlī ibn Makanjā, Christian scribeURI: https://usaybia.net/person/101
Ibn Jakkīnā (Jakīnā, Ḥakīnā), al-Ḥasan b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Names: Ibn Jakkīnā (Jakīnā, Ḥakīnā), al-Ḥasan b. Aḥmad b. MuḥammadIbn Jakkīnā (Jakīnā, Ḥakīnā), al-Ḥasan b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad, 6th/12th-c. poetURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1010
Ibn al-Jammālah Names: Ibn al-JammālahIbn al-Jammālah, copyist of Ibn al-MuṭrānURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1011
Ibn Jazlah Names: Ibn JazlahIbn Jazlah, Yaḥyā ibn ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī, 5th/11th-c. physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1012
Ibn al-Jazzār Names: Ibn al-JazzārIbn al-Jazzār, Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Abī Khālid, 4th/10th-c. physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1013
Ibn Jinnī Names: Ibn JinnīIbn Jinnī, Abū l-Fatḥ ʿUthmān al-Mawṣilī, grammarian (d. 392/1002)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1014
Ibn Jubayr Names: Ibn JubayrIbn Jubayr (d. 614/1217), Andalusī traveller and writerURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1015
Ibn Juljul Names: Ibn JuljulIbn Juljul, Abū Dāwūd Sulaymān ibn Ḥassān al-Andalusī, physician, author of `Ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbāʾ wa-l-ḥukamāʾ` (d. after 384/954)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1016
Ibn Jumayʿ `or` Ibn Jamīʿ Names: Ibn Jumayʿ `or` Ibn JamīʿIbn JumayʿIbn Jumayʿ `or` Ibn Jamīʿ Al Shaykh al Muwaffaq Shams al Riyāsah Abū l ʿAshāʾir Hibat Allāh ibn Zayn ibn Ḥasan ibn Ifrāʾīm ibn...URI: https://usaybia.net/person/1017
Ibn al-Jundī Names: Ibn al-JundīIbn al-Jundī, al-Qāḍī Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Hārūn al-Ghassānī, transmitterURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1018
Ibn al-Kalbī Names: Ibn al-KalbīIbn al-Kalbī, Hishām, 2nd/8th-c. historianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1019
Abū ʿAlī ibn Mawṣilāyā Names: Abū ʿAlī ibn MawṣilāyāAbū ʿAlī ibn Mawṣilāyā, secretary of Abū l-Qāsim al-MaghribīURI: https://usaybia.net/person/102

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.