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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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Babai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BABAÏAccording to tradition, Babai was a sister of Sharbel and a convert from paganism. She was martyred in Edessa in the reign of Trajan.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1151
Babai of Nisibis - ܒܒܝ ܒܪ ܢܨ̈ܝܒܢܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th/7th cent. ) Names: Babai of NisibisBabayBâbayBabaï de NisibeBabaj Bar Nesibnaje"Monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/360
Babai the Great - ܒܒܝ ܪܒܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 551 - 628) Names: BabaïMar BabaïBabai archimandrite du mont Izla Babai the GreatBabaj MagnusBabaï le Grand"Theologian and monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/359
Babai the Great - ܒܒܝ ܪܒܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 551 - 628) Names: BabaïMar BabaïBabai archimandrite du mont Izla Babai the GreatBabaj MagnusBabaï le Grand"Theologian and monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/359
Baboi - ܒܒܘܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 0484) Names: BabōyBāḇōyBabowaï Baboi was Patriarch of the Church of the East during the Reign of the Sasanian shah Peroz.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1621
Babylas - ܒܒܘܠܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 250, 237 ) Names: BābūlāBābūlāBabylasBABYLASSt BabylasBābūlā (Babylas) was a Bishop of Antioch who died from poor treatment in prison; he demanded that Emperor Philip the Arab make public penance.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1152
Bacchus - ܒܟܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 275-310 ) Names: BākōsBacchus (comrade of Sergius)BākōsBacchusBacchus (Serge de Résapha)BACCHUSSt BacchusBākōs Bacchus was one of the most popular saints of the Orient He was a Roman soldier who was martyred shortly before his friend...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1153
Badai the Priest - ܒܕܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 359 ) Names: BādayBadaiBādayBadaïBADAÏBāday was a priest and Persian Martyr who was flagellated in a garden with pomegranate branches at the command of Mihrnarsai.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1154
Badma - ܒܕܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 375) Names: BadmāBadmāBadmaBADMABadmā was a high born Zoroastrian and convert to Christianity from Beth Lapat; he was martyred by a treacherous Christian under Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1155
Bar Shebya - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 424 ) Names: BAR ŜEWYAIn hagiography Bar Ŝewya or Bar Shabba was a solitary and first bishop of Merv he was deported from Byzantine territory to Ctesiphon The...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1165
Bar Shebya - ܒܪܫܒܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 342) Names: BarshebyāBaršeḇyāBarshebyaBAR ŜEWYA ou BAR SABIABarshebyā or Shabbia was a monk who was the superior of a small monastery at Ishtahar near Persepolis He was martyred with ten others...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1166
Barbara - ܒܪܒܪܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 311) Names: BarbārāBarbārāBarbaraBarbara was the beautiful daughter of the pagan Dioscorus He locked his daughter up in a tower She converted to Christianity and her father...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1624
Barbara - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 313 ) Names: BarbaraBARBĀRASt BarbaraIn hagiography: Barbara was a pagan girl converted to Christianity and killed by her father after tortures, perhaps during the Diocletian persecution.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1156
Barbaʿshmin - ܒܪܒܥܫܡܝܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 346) Names: BarbaʿshmīnBarb'ashminBarbaʾšmīnBarba‘shminBARB'AŜMĪNBarbaʿshmīn was a Bishop and martyr of Seleucia-Ctesiphon. He was arrested at Karka d-Ledan and martyred during the persecution of Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1157
Barbʿashmin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BARB'AŜMĪNIn hagiography Barbʿashmin is commemorated as a Syrian orthodox patriarch.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1158
Barhadbshabba - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BarḥaḏbshabāḆarḥaḏbšabāBarhadbeshabba Barhadbeshabba is commemorated in Abraham, Cyriacus, Barhadbeshabba and Sergius in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1625
Barhadbshabba - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 354) Names: BarḥadhbshabāBarḥadbšabāBarhadbeshabbaBAR ḤAḎBŜABBABarḥaḏbshabā was a deacon of Arbela who was condemned to death during the persecution of Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1159
Barhadbshabba of Qartmin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: BAR ḤAḎBŜABBA DE QARTMĪNIn hagiography: Barhadbeshabba of Qartmin was a monk and disciple of Samuel of Qartmin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1160
Barlaha - ܒܪܠܗܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BarlāhāBarlāhāBarlaha Barlaha is a child martyr from among the martyrs of Palestine. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1626
Barlaha - ܒܪܠܗܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Mar BarlāhāMar BarlahaMar BarlahaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/2240
Barsai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 361-378 ) Names: BarsesBARSAÏIn hagiography: Barsai was a bishop of Ḥarran and then Edessa while Ephrem the Syrian lived in Edessa ; he built the "Grand Baptistery" there.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1161
Barsamya - ܒܪܣܡܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 105) Names: BarsamyāBarsamyāBarsamyaBARSAMYASt BarsamyaAccording to tradition Barsamyā was an early Bishop of Edessa during the reign of the emperor Trajan and a contemporary with the Edessan martyrs...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1162
Barsauma - ܒܪܨܘܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BarṣawmāBarṣawmāBarsauma Barsauma is commemorated in Barsauma (text) , a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 14592, f. 72v-73 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1627
Barsauma - ܒܪܨܘܡܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: BarṣawmoBarṣoumBarsaumaBarṣawmāBarsauma the SyrianBarsawmāBarsauma le SyrienBARṢAUMA"Monk and abbot. Barṣawmo was a supporter of Dioscorus of Alexandria ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/370
Barsauma of Hashrai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BARṢAUMAIn hagiography: Barṣawmā was a bishop and martyr of the monastery of Hashrai, presumably in Ṭur ʿAbdin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1164

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.