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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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ʿAbdishoʿ I - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ ܩܕܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: ʿAbdishoʿ IAbdisho I‘Abdisho‘ IʿAbdishoʿ I bar AqreKatholikos ʿAb(h)dîšôʿ I bar AqrēURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1010
ʿAbdishoʿ I - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ ܩܕܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: ʿAbdishoʿ IAbdisho I‘Abdisho‘ IʿAbdishoʿ I bar AqreKatholikos ʿAb(h)dîšôʿ I bar AqrēURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1010
ʿAbdishoʿ of Gazarta - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ ܕܓܙܪܬܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1567) Names: ʿAbd Yeshuʿ of the JaziraAbdisho of GazartaʿAbdishoʿ bar Yoḥannan d-Beth MaronʿAbhdīshōʿ metropolitan of Gāzartā MārAbdisho of Gazarta‘Abdisho‘ of GazartaAbd Yeshu of the Jazira‘Abd Yeshu‘ of the Jazira‘Abdishô‘ de Gâzarta‘Abdisho‘ catholicos‘Abdishô‘‘Abdîshô‘ʿAbdishoʿ IV John of GazartaA monk in the monastery of Mar Aḥa the Egyptian in the region of Gazarta Cizre who was ordained Metropolitan of Gazarta by Yoḥannan...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/311
ʿAbdishoʿ of Gazarta - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ ܕܓܙܪܬܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1567) Names: ʿAbd Yeshuʿ of the JaziraAbdisho of GazartaʿAbdishoʿ bar Yoḥannan d-Beth MaronʿAbhdīshōʿ metropolitan of Gāzartā MārAbdisho of Gazarta‘Abdisho‘ of GazartaAbd Yeshu of the Jazira‘Abd Yeshu‘ of the Jazira‘Abdishô‘ de Gâzarta‘Abdisho‘ catholicos‘Abdishô‘‘Abdîshô‘ʿAbdishoʿ IV John of GazartaA monk in the monastery of Mar Aḥa the Egyptian in the region of Gazarta Cizre who was ordained Metropolitan of Gazarta by Yoḥannan...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/311
ʿAbdishoʿ of Qusur - ܥܒܕ ܝܫܘܥ ܩܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1750 ) Names: ‛Abd Yeshu‛ of Quṣur ChorepiscopusʿAbdishuʿ of QuṣurAbdishu of Quṣur‘Abdishu‘ of QuṣurAbdisho of QusurURI: http://syriaca.org/person/292
ʿAbdullah bar Stephanos I - ܥܒܕ ܠܠܗ ܩܕܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1557) Names: ʿAbdullāh bar Sṭephanos IAbdullāh I bar Sṭephanos‘Abdullāh I bar Sṭephanos"Patr. (1521-57) and advocate for printing the first Syriac NT."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/312
ʿAbdullah Sattuf II - ܥܒܕ ܠܠܗ ܬܪܝܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1834 - 1915) Names: ʿAbdullāh Saṭṭūf IIʿAbd Allah IIAbdullāh II Saṭṭūf‘Abdullāh II SaṭṭūfAbd Allah II‘Abd Allah II"Bp. of Jerusalem (1872-4) and Patr. (1906-15)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/313
ʿAbdullah of Bartelle - ܥܒܕ ܠܠܗ ܒܪܛܠܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1345 ) Names: ‛Abd Allah of Barṭelli DeaconʿAbdullāh of BarṭelleAbdullāh of Barṭelle‘Abdullāh of BarṭelleʿAbd Allah of BartellaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/252
ʿAbdulmasih II - ܥܒܕܡܫܝܚ ܬܪܝܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1854 - 1915) Names: ʿAbdulmasīḥ IIAbdulmasīḥ II‘Abdulmasīḥ IIʿAbdulmasih II"Patr. of Antioch (1895-1903)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/314
ʿAbdulmasih of Hirta - ܥܒܕܡܫܝܚ ܚܝܪܬܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abdulmasīḥ of Ḥirta‘Abdulmasīḥ of ḤirtaʿAbd Meshiha of HirtaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/889
ʿAbdulmasih of Hirta - ܥܒܕܡܫܝܚ ܚܝܪܬܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abdulmasīḥ of Ḥirta‘Abdulmasīḥ of ḤirtaʿAbd Meshiha of HirtaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/889
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
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
Abraham bar Dashandad - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܒܪ ܕܫܢܕܕ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 8th cent. ) Names: Abraham bar DashandadAbrahm bar Dashandad"Nicknamed the Lame of Beth Ṣayyade after the village in Adiabene were he was born he was the disciple of the reformer of..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/317
Abraham bar Dashandad - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܒܪ ܕܫܢܕܕ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 8th cent. ) Names: Abraham bar DashandadAbrahm bar Dashandad"Nicknamed the Lame of Beth Ṣayyade after the village in Adiabene were he was born he was the disciple of the reformer of..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/317
Abraham bar Lipeh - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܒܪ ܠܝܦܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th cent. ) Names: Abraham bar LipehAbraham bar LiphehAbraham bar Lipeh of Beth QatrayeAbraham bar Lipeh"Author of an abbreviated Commentary on the Liturgy."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/318
Abraham II - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abraham IIAbraham IIKatholikos Abraham IIURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1007
Abraham II - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abraham IIAbraham IIKatholikos Abraham IIURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1007
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

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.