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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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Aba - ܐܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 400 ) Names: AbaAbaMar AbaÀb(h)ā"Disciple of Ephrem , author, and biblical commentator."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/308
Isaiah of Scetis - ܐܒܐ ܐܫܥܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, early 5th cent. ) Names: Isaiah of ScetisIsaiah of SceteAbba IsaiahAbba IsaiahIsaïe"Greek monastic writer of uncertain identity; author of the Asceticon ( CPG 5555)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/548
Aba II of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 641 - 751) Names: Aba of Kashkar IIMar Aba IIMàr(j) Àb(h)ā II.Mar Aba II KatholikosAba bar Brik Ṣebyaneh"Scholar, Bp. of Kashkar , and Cath. (741-751)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/307
Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th/early 7th cent. ) Names: Aba of KashkarÀb(h)ā v Kaškar Polymath author and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia r 590 628 Emperor Maurice of Byzantium r 582 602...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1086
Aba I, catholicos - ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 552, 540-552 ) Names: Aba IMar Aba IAbā I, Catholicos Aba, CatholicosʾAḇāAba, catholicosĀBĀ (ĀWĀ)Mar Aba I, Katholikos"Teacher of biblical interpretation, author, Cath. (540-52)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/306
Abgar the Hagiographer - ܐܒܓܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, early 5th cent. ) Names: Abgar the hagiographer"The hagiographer Abgar is named as the author of the martyrdom of Hormizd and his nine companions from Beth Garmai who died at..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/315
Eudochus of Melitene - ܐܒܕܘܟܘܣ ܡܝܠܝܛܝܢܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Ebdocos of Melitene The PriestEbdokhos of Melitene Eudochus of MeliteneURI: http://syriaca.org/person/204
Abu al-Hasan Ibn Mahruma - ܐܒܘ ܐܠܚܣܢ ܒܪ ܡܚܪܘܡܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. c. 1299) Names: Abu al-Ḥasan Ibn MaḥrumaAbū al-Ḥasan Ibn MaḥrūmaAbu al-Hasan ibn Mahruma of MardinURI: http://syriaca.org/person/242
Abu al-Yasar - ܐܒܘ ܐܠܝܣܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Abu al-Yusr DeaconAbū al-YasarURI: http://syriaca.org/person/218
Saʿd of Tagrit b. Jarir Abu al-Fadl - ܐܒܘ ܐܠܦܨ̇ܠ ܣܥܕ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abū al-Faḍl Sad b. Jarīr of TagritAbū al-Faḍl Sa‘d b. Jarīr of TagritURI: http://syriaca.org/person/195
Ibn al-Tayyib - ܐܒܘ ܐܠܦܪܓ ܥܒܕ ܐܠܗ ܒܪ ܛܝܒ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1043) Names: Ibn al-ṬayyibIbn al-Tayyib‛Abd Allah Ibn al-Ṭayyib Abu al-FarajIbn at-Tayyib"Priest, theologian, exegete, physician, translator, and philosopher. His full name is Abū al-Faraj ʿAbd Allāh Ibn al-Ṭayyib al-ʿIrāqī."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/543
b. Yunus Matta Abu Bishr - ܐܒܘ ܒܫܪ ܡܬܝ ܒܪ ܝܘܢܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: b. Yūnus Abū Bishr MattāIbn Matta Abu BishrAbū Bashr Mattā b. YūnusAbû Bašr Mattâ ibn JûnasAbu Bishr MattaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1003
Abu Ghalib bishop of Gihun - ܐܒܘ ܓܐܠܒ ܕܓܝܚܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1177) Names: Abu Ghalib bishop of Jīhān Abū Ghālib of GiḥunAthanasius Abu GhalibAthanasios Abu GhalibURI: http://syriaca.org/person/213
Abu Nasr of Bartelle - ܐܒܘ ܢܨܪ ܒܪܛܠܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1290 ) Names: Abu Naṣr of Barṭelli Abū Naṣr of BarṭelleAbu Nasr (Zakhi) Habbo Kanni of BartellaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/241
Yahya of Tagrit b. Jarir Abu Nasr - ܐܒܘ ܢܨܪ ܝܚܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Yaḥyā of Tagrit b. Jarīr Abū NaṣrYahya ibn Jarir al-TakritiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/196
Abu Saʿd of Edessa - ܐܒܘ ܣܥܕ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Abu Sa‘d of Edessa DeaconAbū Sad of EdessaAbū Sa‘d of EdessaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/940
Abu al-Wafa of Hesno d-Kifo - ܐܒܘܐܠܘܦܐ ܚܣܢ ܟܐܦܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 14th century ) Names: Abu al-Wafa of Ḥiṣn Kifa MetropolitanAbū al-Wafā of HasankeyfAbu al-Wafa of Hisn KifaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/253
bar Mshihaya Abu al-Khayr Mari - ܐܒܘܠܟܝܪ ܡܐܪܝ ܒܪ ܡܫܝܚܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Mari bar MshihayaMari bar Mshihaya (Abu-l-Khair)Abû-l-Ḫair Màr(j) bar MĕšîḥàjāURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1027
Abraham of Amid - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 598) Names: Abraham of Amid Abrohom of Amid URI: http://syriaca.org/person/77
Abraham II Gharib — - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܒܪ ܓܪܝܒ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1412) Names: Abrohom II GharībAbraham bar Gharīb PatriarchAbraham II Gharib"Minor liturgical writer and Patr. (1382-1412)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/257

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.