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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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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 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
Acacius of Seleucia - ܐܩܩ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 5th cent. ) Names: AqaqAcaciusAcaciusAcacius (Aqaq) Katholikos"Bp. of Seleucia-Ctesiphon and Cath. (484-495/6)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/338
Adam of ʿAqra - ܐܕܡ ܕܥܩܪܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Adam of AqraAdam of ‘AqraAdam de AqraAdam of ʿAqraAdam von ʿAqrāURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1043
Adam of ʿAqra - ܐܕܡ ܕܥܩܪܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Adam of AqraAdam of ‘AqraAdam de AqraAdam of ʿAqraAdam von ʿAqrāURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1043
Addai of Beth Sbirino - ܐܕܝ ܣܒܝܪܝܢܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1502) Names: Addai of Basibrina The PriestAddai of Beth SbirinoAddai of Beth SbirinaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/274
Aesop - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th cent. BC )"Greek author of animal fables which came to enjoy a very wide popularity in numerous forms and languages."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/322
Aesop - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th cent. BC )"Greek author of animal fables which came to enjoy a very wide popularity in numerous forms and languages."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/322
Ahai catholicos - ܐܚܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 415) Names: Aḥai Catholicos of CtesiphonAḥaiKatholikos AḥaiKatholikos AḥaiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/23
Ahiqar - ܐܚܝܩܪ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: AḥiqarAhikarAḥîqàr"Aḥiqar, ‘the Aramean Sage’ who is mentioned in an Akkadian text, is the hero of a narrative set in the Assyrian court."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/323
Ahob of Qatar - ܐܚܘܒ ܩܛܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, Late 6th cent? ) Names: Aḥob QaṭrayaAhob of QatarAḥob of Beth Qatraye"Exegete from Beth Qaṭraye mentioned by ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/324
Ahudemmeh - ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: Aḥudemeh MarAḥūdemmehAhoudemmehBaladʾAḥūdemmēhAhoudemmehAḤŪDEMMEHAḥudemmeh"Metropolitan ‘of the East’, known as the Apostle of the Arabs."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/67
Ahudemmeh - ܐܚܘܗܕܐܡܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th cent? ) Names: AḥudemmehAḥudemeh MarAhoudemmeh of TagritAhudemmeh"Author of a work on human physiology."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/325
Ahudemmeh - ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: Aḥudemeh MarAḥūdemmehAhoudemmehBaladʾAḥūdemmēhAhoudemmehAḤŪDEMMEHAḥudemmeh"Metropolitan ‘of the East’, known as the Apostle of the Arabs."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/67
Aitalaha - ܐܝܬܐܠܗܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, first half of 4th cent. ) Names: AitalahaAithallahIthʾalāhāʾAytaylāhāAytaylahaAitallahaBischof Ait(h)allàhā"Bp. of Edessa (324/5-345/6)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/326
Aitalaha - ܐܝܬܐܠܗܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: IthalahaAitalahaAitallahaAit(h)allàhāURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1016
Aitalaha of Nineveh - ܐܝܬܐܠܗܐ ܢܝܢܘܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 628 ) Names: Aitalaha of Nineveh Ithalaha of Nineveh URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1057

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.