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    Thus

    "ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
    returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

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    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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    Naqqasheh Ephrem - ܐܦܪܝܡ ܢܩܫܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1850 - 1920) Names: Naqqāsheh AframNaqqasheh, Afram"He was born in Mosul to ʿAbdulaḥad b. Eliās Naqqāsheh and Khāliṣah daughter of Qas Boutros and given the baptismal name Behnam."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/649
    Narsai - ܢܪܣܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: NarsaïNARSAÏNarsai (Narsetes)"Poet and teacher of exegesis at the School of Edessa and at the School of Nisibis ; author of popular verse homilies ( memre )."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/650
    Narsai - ܢܪܣܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: NarsaïNARSAÏNarsai (Narsetes)"Poet and teacher of exegesis at the School of Edessa and at the School of Nisibis ; author of popular verse homilies ( memre )."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/650
    Nathaniel of Sirzor - ܢܬܢܝܐܝܠ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 600 ) Names: Nathniel of SirzorNatniel of SirzorNathanael of SirzorNathanael (Natniel) ep. In Sirzor"Bp. of Sirzor; biblical interpreter."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/651
    Nau François - ܦܪܢܣܝܣ ܢܘ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1864 - 1931) Names: Nau FrançoisNau François"Syriac scholar, co-founder of the Patrologia Orientalis."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/652
    Nestorius - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: NesṭōrīyōsNesṭōrīyōsNestorius of ConstantinopleNestorius ou Trois docteurs nestoriensNESTORIUS DE CONSTANTINOPLE"Bp. of Constantinople from 428 to 431."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/655
    Nestorius - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: NesṭōrīyōsNesṭōrīyōsNestorius of ConstantinopleNestorius ou Trois docteurs nestoriensNESTORIUS DE CONSTANTINOPLE"Bp. of Constantinople from 428 to 431."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/655
    Nestorius of Beth Nuhadra - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ ܕܒܝܬ ܢܘܗܕܪܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ca. 800) Names: Nestorios of Beth NuhadraNestorius of Nuhadra"From 790 until his death, Nestorios occupied the episcopal see of Beth Nuhadra."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/654
    Nicholas of Damascus - ܢܝܩܘܠܐܘܣ ܕܕܪܡܣܘܩ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 64 BC - after 4 BC) Names: Nicolaus of Damascus"Historian and peripatetic philosopher who served as adviser to Herod the Great 74 4 BC Excerpts from the Syriac version of his compendium..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/656
    Nilus of Ancyra - ܢܝܠܘܣ ܕܝܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 4th/5th cent. ) Names: Nilus the SolitaryNilus the RecluseNilus of AncyraNeilosNeilos"Greek monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/657
    Niʿmatullah Ignatius - ܢܥܡܗ̈ ܐܠܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca.1515? - ca.1587?) Names: Niʿmatullāh IgnatiusNi‛mat Allah PatriarchNimatullāh IgnatiusNi‘matullāh IgnatiusIgnatius Nimatallah"Scholar, astronomer, maph. (1555–7) and Patr. (1557–76)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/285
    Nöldeke Theodore - ܬܐܘܕܘܪ ܢܘܠܕܟܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 3/2/1836 - 12/25/1930) Names: Nöldeke Theodor"German Semitist."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/661
    Nonnus of Nisibis - ܢܘܢܐ ܢܨܝܒܝܢܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. after 861) Names: Nonos of NisibisNonnus of Nisibin Nonnus of NisibisNonnus"Polemicist, scholar, and deacon."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/156
    Nuh the Lebanese patriarch - ܢܘܚ ܠܒܢܢܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1451 - 1509) Names: Nuḥ the LebaneseNuḥ the Lebanese PatriarchNoah the Lebanese"Author, maph. (1489/90–1493), and Patr. (1493–1509)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/277
    Nuri Athanasios Ignatios - ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܢܘܪܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1857 - 1947)"He was born in Mardin of Niʿmatallāh Nūrī and Katherine daughter of ʿAbdulmasīḥ Tarzi and was given the baptismal name Naṣrallāh."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/662
    Nuri Athanasios Ignatios - ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܢܘܪܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1857 - 1947)"He was born in Mardin of Niʿmatallāh Nūrī and Katherine daughter of ʿAbdulmasīḥ Tarzi and was given the baptismal name Naṣrallāh."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/662
    Nuro Abraham - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1923 - 2009) Names: Nuro AbrohomAbraham Nura"Educator and modern reformer."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/663

      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.