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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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Abraham of Beth Rabban - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܕܒܝܬ ܪܒܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th cent. ) Names: Abraham of Beth RabbanAbraham of Bet RabbanAbraham de Beth Rabban"Teacher of biblical interpretation and director of the School of Nisibis ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/319
Abraham of Beth Slokh - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܣܠܘܟܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abraham of Beth SelokhMönch Abraham von Bêt(h) Sĕlôk(h)URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1037
Abraham of Beth Slokh - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܣܠܘܟܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abraham of Beth SelokhMönch Abraham von Bêt(h) Sĕlôk(h)URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1037
Abraham of Kashkar - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: Abraham of KashkarAbraham KashkarayaAbraham the GreatʾAḇrāhām KaškarāyāʾAḇrāhāmAbraham de KashkarABRAHAM DE KAŜKARAbraham e Kashkar"Monk, founder and abbot of the ‘Great Monastery’ on Mount Izla ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/320
Abraham of Nathpar — - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܢܬܦܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th - early 7th cent. ) Names: Abraham of NaphtarAbraham of NatparAbraham de NathparAbrāhām NeptarāyāAbraham of NethparAbraham of NaphtarʾAḇrāhām NeptarāyāAbraham de NethparABRAHAM DE NEṮPARAbraham of NathparAbraham de NathparAbraham de Nephtar"Monastic author At various points in the tradition the pe ܦ and the tau ܬ in the name Naphtar have been transposed The..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/321
ʿAbshmayya - ܥܒܫܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 4th century ) Names: ‛Absmayya The PriestʿAbshmayyāAbshmayyā‘AbshmayyāAbsamya of EdessaʿAb(h)samjāURI: http://syriaca.org/person/16
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
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
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
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
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
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
Abu al-Yasar - ܐܒܘ ܐܠܝܣܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Abu al-Yusr DeaconAbū al-YasarURI: http://syriaca.org/person/218
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

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.