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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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- ܩܫܝܫ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QašīšQashish is commemorated in Qashish (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 14647, f. 120-121v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2032
Abai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 335-385 ) Names: ĀBĀÏIn hagiography Abai was a Persian Martyr killed by his father Adorpirozgerd who later converted to Christianity He was mentioned in the legend of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1093
Abai of Hah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: Abai of HahĀBĀÏ DE ḤĀḤ ĀBĀİ de ḤĀḤIn hagiography Abai of Ḥaḥ was a monk miracle worker and disciple of Simeon of Qartmin He became abbot of Qartmin and helped to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1095
ʿAbda - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABDAIn hagiography: ʿAbda was a bishop of Edessa .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1096
ʿAbdachisia - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABDACHISIAIn hagiography: ʿAbdachisia was a martyr from Aphrodisias in Caria .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1101
ʿAbdishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: AWDĪŜO'In hagiography: Awdisho was an anchorite monk from the area near Arbela who converted the soldier-saint Qardag .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1143
ʿAbdishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AWDĪŜO'In hagiography: Awdisho was a bishop and martyr of Kashkar .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1144
ʿAbdishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Mar Abdisho ʿAbdishoʿ was the teacher of Mar Qardagh .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3008
ʿAbdon - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 297) Names: ʿAbdonABDON et SENNENIn hagiography In hagiography ʿAbdon and Sennen were two Persian twins martyred in Rome Their story was contained in the martyrology of Bishop Polychrone...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1103
Abel - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 500 ) Names: ABELIn hagiography Abel was the first stylite saint of the monastery of Qartmin and was a patron against eye disease and paralysis According to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1104
Abgar V Ukkama the Black - ܐܒܓܪ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 13-50 ) Names: ʾAḇgarAbgarABGAR V LE NOIR (ŪKĀMĀ)King of Edessa (4 BC–AD 7 and 13–50) and subject of hagiographical accounts regarding the conversion of the population of Edessa to Christianity.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2823
Abimelech - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 552-581 ) Names: ABIMELECHIn hagiography: Abimelech was a theologian of the School of Balad who became founder of the martyrion , a secondary institution of the School of Nisibis .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1106
ʾAbn - ܐܒܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʾAbnAbn Abn is an ascetic who came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ s Syriac translation of the Paradise of the Fathers by Palladius...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1543
Abraham - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABRAHAMIn hagiography: Abraham is a monk of undertmined origins, possibly from the convent of Beth ʿArbin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1107
Abraham of Beth Sayyare - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Abraham the PenitentABRAHAM DE BÉṮ ṢAYYRĀÉIn hagiography Abraham the Penitent or of Beth Sayyare was a monk from the family of Awgin and Abraham the Great He founded a...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1111
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
Abraham the Scribe - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Abraham of ȘawurABRAHAM L'ECRIVAINIn hagiography: Abraham the Scribe, also known as Abraham of Shawur , was a monk of Qartmin who cured lepers.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1112
Abshelama - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABŜELAMAAccording to The Teaching of Addai , Abshelama (or Barshelama) was an early bishop of Edessa and a copyist for the apostle Addai .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1114
Acyndinus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 337 - 339, 350 ) Names: ACYNDINUSACYNDINUSIn hagiography Acyndinus Anempodistus Pegasius Aphtonius and Elpidiphorus were Greek Christians who died during the reign of Shapur II according to the legendary Acts...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1115
Adorparwa - ܐܕܘܪܦܪܘܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 319) Names: ĀḎŌRPARWAAdōrparwāAdorparwaʾĀḏōrparwāAdorparwaIn hagiography: Adorparwa was a martyr of Tur Berʿain in Beth Garmai who was commemorated with his brother Mirnarsai and sister Sultan Mahduk .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1120
Aggai, bishop of Edessa - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 100 ) Names: AGGAÏAccording to The Teaching of Addai Aggai was ordained by Addai to be a bishop of Edessa he was martyred by the son of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1121

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.