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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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Elias Ghattas (Danho) Maqdisi - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1911 - 2008) Names: Ghattas Maqdasi Elyas"He was born in Midyat and joined Taw Mim Simkath in Adana where he studied under Dolabani then in Beirut when the school..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/466
Elias Ghattas (Danho) Maqdisi - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1911 - 2008) Names: Ghattas Maqdasi Elyas"He was born in Midyat and joined Taw Mim Simkath in Adana where he studied under Dolabani then in Beirut when the school..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/466
Elijah - ܐܠܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 8th/early 9th cent. ) Names: EliyaElijah of AntiochElias Episcopus"Author of a long letter in twelve sections addressed to his friend Leon of Ḥarran synkellos of the Chalcedonian bp of Ḥarran in..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/945
Elijah I - ܐܠܝܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 729) Names: Eliya IElijah IElijah I, PatriarchURI: http://syriaca.org/person/119
Elijah of Tirhan I - ܐܠܝܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1049) Names: Eliya of Ṭirhan IElijah IElijah of TirhanElijah I of Tirhan"Bp. of Ṭirhan, Cath., author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/468
Elijah III Abu Halim - ܐܠܝܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ ܐܒܘ ܚܠܝܡ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Eliya III Abū ḤalīmElijah III Abu ChalimÉlie Abou HalimÉlie IIIElijah III Abu HalimURI: http://syriaca.org/person/933
Elijah Shakir III - ܐܠܝܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1867 - 1932) Names: Eliya Shakir III"Patr. (1917-32), and a local saint in Malankara."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/469
Elijah of Anbar - ܐܠܝܐ ܕܐܢܒܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, first half of the 10th cent. ) Names: Eliya of al-AnbārElijah of al-AnbārElijah of AnbarElijah of Anbār"Bp. of al-Anbār and composer of didactic poetry in the first half of the 10th cent."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/471
Elijah of Harran - ܐܠܝܐ ܚܪܢܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 8th century ) Names: Elijah of Ḥarran Eliya of Ḥarran Elijah of SalamyaElijah of HarranURI: http://syriaca.org/person/141
Elijah of Kashkar - ܐܠܝܐ ܕܟܫܟܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Eliya of KashkarElias Episcopus CascarensisElijah of KashkarBischof Elijā von KaškarURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1011
Elijah of Merv - ܐܠܝܐ ܕܡܪܘ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Eliya of MervElijah of MervElijah of MerwURI: http://syriaca.org/person/865
Elijah of Qartmin - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 13th cent. ) Names: Eli of QarṭminElijah of QartminÉlie de QartaminEli of Qarṭmin"Monastic author of a verse biography of Philoxenus of Mabbug 445 523 who had become the patron saint of the monastery of Qarṭmin..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/465
Elijah bishop of Sinjar - ܐܠܝܐ ܕܫܝܓܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 758 ) Names: Elijah bishop of Sinjar Eliya of Sinjar Elijah of Sinjar Elijah of SinjarURI: http://syriaca.org/person/133
Elisha bar Quzbaye - ܐܠܝܫܥ ܒܪ ܩܘܙܒܝ̈ܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, early 6th cent. ) Names: Elishaʿ bar QuzbayeElijah bar QuzbaieElisee the InterpreterElisha bar QuzbayeElisha‘ bar QuzbayeÉliséeElishaʿ bar Quzbaye"Teacher of biblical interpretation and director of the School of Nisibis in the 1st or 3rd decade of 6th cent."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/467
Elishaʿ bar Sabine - ܐܠܝܫܥ ܒܪ ܣܒܝܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Elishaʿ bar SabineElisha bar SabineElisha‘ bar SabineURI: http://syriaca.org/person/908
Elishaʿ bar Sapnin - ܐܠܝܫܥ ܒܪ ܣܦܢܝܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Elisha bar SapninElisha‘ bar SapninElîšaʿ bar Sap(h)nînURI: http://syriaca.org/person/973
Elishaʿ bar Sapnin - ܐܠܝܫܥ ܒܪ ܣܦܢܝܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Elisha bar SapninElisha‘ bar SapninElîšaʿ bar Sap(h)nînURI: http://syriaca.org/person/973
ʿEmaʾus - ܥܡܐܘܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th century ) Names: ‛Emaues The PriestʿEmaʾusEmaʾus‘EmaʾusEmaʾus’EmaʾusʿAmmoyURI: http://syriaca.org/person/91
Emmanuel bar Shahhare - ܥܡܢܘܐܝܠ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 980) Names: Emmanuel bar ShahhareEmmanuel bar ShahharéEmmanuel bar Shahhare"Monk in the Upper Monastery (Dayra ʿellāytā) near Mosul , author of a Hexaemeron, which still is unpublished."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/473
Emmanuel of Bet Garmai - ܥܡܢܘܐܝܠ ܕܒܝܬ ܓܪ̈ܡܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Emmanuel of Beth GarmaiEmmanuel of Bet GarmaiEmmanuel GaramaïEmmanuel of Beth GarmaiBischof Emmanuel von Bêt(h) GarmaiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1019
ʿEnanishoʿ - ܥܢܢܝܫܘܥ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th cent. ) Names: ʿEnanishoʿʿEnanishoʿHannan Yeshu‛ the Chaldean monk of Beth ‛AbiAnanishoʿAnanishoʿEnanisho‘Enanisho‘EnanichoEnanisho monachus"Monk and author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/474
Ephrem - ܐܦܪܝܡ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 373) Names: EphremEphraim the Syrian St.EphraimÉphremEphremEphrem of EdessaSaint EphremʾAfrēmÉphrem d’ÉdesseSAINT ÉPHREMAp(h)rem"Deacon, poet, and theologian."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/13
Ephrem of ʿElam - ܐܦܪܝܡ ܕܥܝܠܡ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Aphrem of IlamAphrem of ‘IlamEphrem of ElamURI: http://syriaca.org/person/867
Epiphanius of Salamis - ܐܦܝܦܐܢܝܘܣ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 403) Names: Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius metropolitan of Cyprus St.EpiphaniusÉpiphane de ChypreEpīpanyosEpiphanius of CyprusʾEpīpanÉpiphane de Chypre"Bp. of Salamis (Cyprus) and Greek author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/477

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.