Ḥesno d-Kifo - ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ

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A city on the Tigris river between Amida and Gazarta.

Names

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

Place Type

settlement

Location

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

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.

حصن كيفا3, 6 6

Notes

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 The Srophe web application 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 The Srophe web application 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 The Srophe web application 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 The Srophe web application 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 The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: II:305.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

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: The Syriac Reference Portal, 2014. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/92.

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  • 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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