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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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Baba the Harranian - ܒܒܐ ܕܚܪܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Baba of ḤarranBaba the HarranianBaba of HarranBàb(h)āURI: http://syriaca.org/person/949
Babai - ܒܒܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Katholikos Bàb(h)ajBabajURI: http://syriaca.org/person/969
Babai - ܒܒܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Katholikos Bàb(h)ajBabajURI: http://syriaca.org/person/969
Babai of Gbilta - ܒܒܝ ܕܓܒܝܠܬܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Babai of GbiltaBabai of GebiltaBabai of GbiltaBàb(h)ai aus Gĕb(h)îltāBabaj e Gebilta in TirhanURI: http://syriaca.org/person/995
Babai of Mʿarre - ܒܒܝ ܕܡܥܪ̈ܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Babai of MarreBabai of M‘arreBabai of MeʿarreURI: http://syriaca.org/person/885
Babai of Mʿarre - ܒܒܝ ܕܡܥܪ̈ܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Babai of MarreBabai of M‘arreBabai of MeʿarreURI: http://syriaca.org/person/885
Babai of Nisibis - ܒܒܝ ܒܪ ܢܨ̈ܝܒܢܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th/7th cent. ) Names: Babai of NisibisBabayBâbayBabaï de NisibeBabaj Bar Nesibnaje"Monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/360
Babai the Great - ܒܒܝ ܪܒܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 551 - 628) Names: BabaïMar BabaïBabai archimandrite du mont Izla Babai the GreatBabaj MagnusBabaï le Grand"Theologian and monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/359
Babai the Great - ܒܒܝ ܪܒܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 551 - 628) Names: BabaïMar BabaïBabai archimandrite du mont Izla Babai the GreatBabaj MagnusBabaï le Grand"Theologian and monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/359
Babowai, catholicos - ܒܐܒܘܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: BabowaiBaboy St. Catholicos of the EastBaboiKatholikos Bàb(h)ôjBabojURI: http://syriaca.org/person/968
Balai bishop of Balsh - ܒܠܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, early 5th cent. ) Names: BalaiBalai bishop of Balsh BalaïBàlai"Chorepiscopos and poet writing in the region of Aleppo."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/27
Bardaisan - ܒܪ ܕܝܨܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 154 - 222) Names: BardaiṣanBar DaysanBardesanBardaiṣàn"Earliest known Syriac author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3
Barhadbshabba of Hulwan - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܕܚܠܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Barḥadbshabba of ḤulwānBarhadbeshabba of HalwanBarḥadbshabba of ḤalwānBischof Barḥad(h)bĕšabbā von ḤalwànBarhadbeshabba HalwanensisURI: http://syriaca.org/person/976
Barhadbshabba of Mor Matay - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܒܪ ܚܕ ܒܫܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 9th century ) Names: Bar Ḥadhbshabba The MonkBarḥadbshabo of Mor MatayURI: http://syriaca.org/person/159
Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th / early 7th cent. ) Names: Barḥadbshabba ʿArbayaBarḥadbshabba ArbayaBarḥadbshabba ‘ArbayaBarhadbechabba ArbayaBarḥadbshabba of ʿArbayaBarhadbeshabba de Arbaia"A member of the School of Nisibis in the latter part of the 6th cent who may have composed two of the most..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/367
Barhatar bar Udan - ܒܪܚܛܪ ܒܪ ܐܘܕܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Bar-HatarBarḥāṭar bar Ûd(h)ānBarḥāṭar bar Ûd(h)ānURI: http://syriaca.org/person/960
Barhatar bar Udan - ܒܪܚܛܪ ܒܪ ܐܘܕܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Bar-HatarBarḥāṭar bar Ûd(h)ānBarḥāṭar bar Ûd(h)ānURI: http://syriaca.org/person/960
Barlaha, the ascetic - ܒܪܠܗܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th century ) Names: Barlaha The AsceticBarlohoURI: http://syriaca.org/person/45

Search Tips

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.