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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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Macarius - ܡܩܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: Macarius the Great and EgyptianMacariusAbba MacariusMāqārīsMāqārīsMacaireMacarius the EgyptianAnba MacariusMacaire l’ÉgyptienANBA MACAIREMakariosURI: http://syriaca.org/person/856
Malke Saqo - ܡܠܟܐ ܣܩܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1490) Names: Malke Sāqo The MonkMalke SaqoMalke SaqoURI: http://syriaca.org/person/269
Mani - ܡܐܢܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 216 - ca. 276)"Founder of a religious movement (Manichaeism)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/608
Mani - ܡܐܢܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 216 - ca. 276)"Founder of a religious movement (Manichaeism)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/608
Manna Jacob Awgen - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܐܘܓܝܢ ܡܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1867 - 1928) Names: Manna Yaʿqob AwgenManna Jacob AwgenAwgen MannaJacques EugèneManna Yaqob AwgenManna Ya‘qob Awgen"Bp. and scholar."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/609
Maqdisi Jeremiah - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1847 - 1929)"He was born in Alqosh and attended the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd in 1864."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/612
Maqdisi Jeremiah - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1847 - 1929)"He was born in Alqosh and attended the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd in 1864."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/612
Mara of Aggel - ܡܪܐ ܐܓܠܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Màrā von AggelMàrā von AggelURI: http://syriaca.org/person/965
Mara of Aggel - ܡܪܐ ܐܓܠܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Màrā von AggelMàrā von AggelURI: http://syriaca.org/person/965
Mara metropolitan of Amid - ܡܪܐ ܕܐܡܝܕ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 529) Names: Mara metropolitan of Amid Mara of Amid Mara of AmidURI: http://syriaca.org/person/48
Marcian the Monk - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 4th/5th cent. ) Names: MarkianosMarkianos"Monastic author or authors of uncertain identity he is unlikely to be the Marcian of Theodoret Historia Philothea History of the Monks 3..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/615
Marcian the Monk - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 4th/5th cent. ) Names: MarkianosMarkianos"Monastic author or authors of uncertain identity he is unlikely to be the Marcian of Theodoret Historia Philothea History of the Monks 3..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/615
Marcion - ܡܪܩܝܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ca. 160)"Early Christian thinker, founder of the Marcionites."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/616
Marcion - ܡܪܩܝܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ca. 160)"Early Christian thinker, founder of the Marcionites."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/616
Mark the Monk - ܡܪܩܘܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, early 5th cent.? ) Names: MarkosMarkos"Greek monastic author of uncertain identity."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/619
Mark the Monk - ܡܪܩܘܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, early 5th cent.? ) Names: MarkosMarkos"Greek monastic author of uncertain identity."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/619
Marutha of Maypherqat - ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܦܪܩܛ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. , 4th/5th cent. ) Names: Marutha of MaypherqaṭMarutha of Miyapharqin Marutha of MaipherqatMaruta of MayperqatMĀRŪṮĀ DE MAYPERQATMarutha of MaiperqaṭBischof Màrût(h)ā von Maiperqaṭ"Bp., doctor, and co-convenor of the Synod of Seleucia-Ctesiphon (410)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/25
Marutha of Tagrit - ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܬܓܪܝܬ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 649) Names: Marutha of TagritMarutha of TagritMarutha of Takrit MarūtāMaroutha of TagritMārūṯāMarouta de TagritMĀRŪṮĀ DE TAKRĪTMarutha of TagritMarutha Tagrithesis"Metropolitan of Tagrit ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/93
Mary, Mother of God - ܡܪܝܡ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: MaryMary VirginMaryam yāldath AlāhāMaryam yāldaṯ AlāhāMarieMarie Mère de Dieu"Mary, mother of Jesus, features prominently in all the Syriac liturgical and literary traditions."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/624
Masius Andreas - ܐܢܕܪܐܘܣ ܡܐܣܝܘܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1514 - 1573) Names: Masius AndreasMasius AndreasMasius"Humanist early scholar of Syriac Born in the village of Lennik near Brussels Masius studied Hebrew Greek and Latin in Louvain Throughout his..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/625
Masʿud b. al-Qass - ܡܣܥܘܕ ܒܪ ܩܫܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Masūd ibn al-QassMas‘ūd ibn al-QassMasʿud ibn al-QassMasʿûd ibn al-QassURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1025

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.