Ḥesno d-Kifo - ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ

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A city on the Tigris river between Amida and Gazarta.

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 37.714167° Long. 41.413056°1

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܘܩܶܠܥܳܐ ܪܰܒܬܳܐ ܕܚܳܝܪܐ ܠܕܶܩܠܰܬ ܒܶܝܬ ܐܳܡܝܺܕ ܠܰܓܙܺܝܪܳܬܐ ܕܒܰܪ ܥܽܘܡܰܪ. ܗܘܳܬ ܒܰܙܒܰܢ ܐܶܡܳܐ ܕܰܡܕܝܢ̈ܬܳܐ ܠܚܰܕ ܦܶܪܥܐ ܕܡܰܠܟܘܬܳܐ ܐܰܝܘܒܳܝܬܐ ܥܕܰܡܳܐ ܠܪܺܝܫ ܡܰܐܬܳܐ ܥܣܝܪܳܝܬܳܐ. ܘܝܰܘܡܳܢ ܐܝܬܶܝܗ̇ ܩܪܺܝܬܳܐ.2
  • بلدة وقلعة عظيمة مشرفة على دجلة بين آمد وجزيرة ابن عمر كانت عاصمة فرع من الدولة الايوبية حتى صدر المئة السادسة عشرة وهي اليوم قرية3
  • a town and a great citadel overlooking the Tigris, between Amid and Jazirat Ibn ʿUmar. Once the capital of a branch of the Ayyubid state until the beginning of the sixteenth century, it is now a small village.4

Attestation

  • Attestation of name حصن كيفا in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.

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Corrigenda

In Dolabani's translation of Barsoum's description ܠܓܙܺܝܪܳܬܐ should read ܠܓܳܙܰܪܬܳܐ.
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Works Cited

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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 35, 183–184, 279–280, 291, 335, 357, 382, 419, map: Map II C1, III, IV.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 539.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), p: 507.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), p: 554.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 David Wilmshurst, The ecclesiastical organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 582; Subsidia, tomus 104 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000), p: 38, 56, 70, 77, 82, 91, 179, 348, 355.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: II:305.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

Names

  • ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ
  • Ḥesno d-Kifo1
  • ܚܰܣܢ ܟܺܐܦܐ2
  • حصن كيفا3, 6
  • Hasankeyf1
  • Ḥesnā d'Kīfā5
  • Ḥesn Kifo1
  • Ḥiṣn Kayf5
  • Ḥiṣn Kifa4

Related Places

  • share a name with 'Ḥesno d-Kifo' () (see list)

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥesno d-Kifo — ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ ” in last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/92.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥesno d-Kifo — ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/92.

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Entry Title: Ḥesno d-Kifo — ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ

Additional Credit:

  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
  • Data merging, Pleiades and Wikipedia linking, and XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
  • Wilmshurst index information entry by Anthony Davis
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by David A. Michelson
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by William L. Potter
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by Daniel L. Schwartz

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