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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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Caesarea - ܩܣܪܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QēsarīyāQēsarīyāCésarie Caesarea is commemorated in John of Ephesus ' Lives of the Eastern Saints. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1641
Caesarius - ܩܣܪܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QesarīyōsQesarīyōsCésaire Caesarius is the brother of Gregory of Nazianzus commemorated in Caesarius text a work surviving in at least 8 manuscripts including ms London...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1640
Callinicus - ܩܠܝܢܝܩܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QalīnīqōsQalīnīqōsCallinicus Thyrsus and Lucian were martyrs in the time of Decius. Callinicus was a pagan priest who was converted to Christianity after witnessing their death.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1636
Candida - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 272 ) Names: CandidaCandida was the Christian wife of the Persian emperor Vahran She was a Roman prison of war whom the other wives of Vahran despised...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3003
Candida - ܩܢܕܝܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QandīdāQandīdāCandida Candida was the daughter of the soldier Trajan who came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ s Syriac translation of the Paradise of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1637
Capiton - ܩܦܝܛܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QāpīṭōnQāpīṭōnCapiton Capiton is commemorated in Capiton (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1638
Carnidos - ܩܪܢܝܕܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QarnīdōsQarnīdōsCarnidosChrinediusCronius Carnidos came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ 's Syriac translation of the Paradise of the Fathers by Palladius . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1639
Carpus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: CARPUS (QARPOS)In hagiography Carpus Qarpos was the bishop of Shawaur who was martyred by the Persians his relics were placed inside a church in Ṭur...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1182
Charisios - ܟܪܝܣܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: KārīsesKārīsesCharisios Charisios is commemorated in Charisios Nicephorus and Papias text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London British Library Add 14645...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1642
Christina Yazdoi - ܟܪܣܛܝܢܐ ܝܙܕܘܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 363, 363 ) Names: Kresṭīnā YazdūyChristinaKresṭīnā YazdūyChristine YazdouyCHRISTINA (YAZDOÏ)Christina of Karka d-Beth SlokhYAZDOIKresṭīnā Yazdūy from Karka d-Beth Slokh was the daughter of a Zoroastrian governor who was martyred after her marriage.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1183
Christopher - ܟܪܝܣܛܘܦܘܪܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: KrīsṭōpōrōsKrīsṭōpōrōsChristopheSt ChristopherThe legend of the martyrdom of Christopher and his companions, set in the time of the Emperor Decius, was translated into Syriac. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1645
Chronios - ܟܪܘܢܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: KrōnīyōsKrōnīyōsChronios Chronios is commemorated in Chronios (text) , a work surviving in at least 5 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1646
Claudius - ܩܠܘܕܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QlawdīyānōsQlawdīyānōsClaudien Claudius is commemorated in Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Diodore, Serapion, Papias (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1647
Clement of Ankara - ܩܠܡܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 312) Names: QlēmīsQlēmīsClément d’Ancyre Clement of Ankara of Ancyra was a bishop and martyr during the persecution of Diocletian. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1648
Clement of Rome - ܩܠܡܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QlēmīsQlēmīsClément In hagiography: Clement of Rome was commemorated by Syriac churches as an early bishop of Rome and apostolic father. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/423
Collutus - ܩܘܠܬܐܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QūlēṯēʾōsQūlēṯēʾōsCollouthos Collutus is commemorated in A Virgin and Collutus (text) , a work surviving in at least 7 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1649
Constantine the Great - ܩܘܣܛܢܛܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 337) Names: QōsṭanṭīnōsQōnsṭanṭīnōsConstantinConstantine Constantine the Great the Great was the Roman Emperor from 306 to 307 AD and is honored in Christian memory on account of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1655
Constantine, bishop of Edessa - ܩܘܣܛܢܛܝܢ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 600 ) Names: ConstantinIn hagiography: Constantine was a seventh-century bishop of Edessa who may be the Constantine commemorated by Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1839
Constantine, bishop of Edessa - ܩܘܣܛܢܛܝܢ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 845 ) Names: ConstantinIn hagiography: Constantine was a ninth-century bishop of Edessa who may be the Constantine commemorated by Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1840
Constantine bishop of Edessa - ܩܘܣܛܢܛܝܢ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 735, 734 ) Names: Constantine bishop of Edessa Constantine of Edessa AthanasiusCONSTANTINConstantine of Edessa Constantine bishop of Edessa was one of the most noted disciples of Jacob of Edessa with whom he was a monk at the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/126
Copros - ܩܘܦܪܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QōprōsCopros Copros is commemorated in Copros and Patermoutis (text) , a work surviving in at least 6 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1657
Cosmos - ܩܘܙܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QōzmāQōzmāCômeCosmos Cosmos and Damian were twin medical saints and martyrs from Syria. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1650
Cosmos of Sinai - ܩܘܙܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QōzmāQōzmāCôme du Sinaï Cosmos of Sinai is commemorated in Cosmos of Sinai (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms Vatican, Syr. 126, f. 57 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1651
Crescens - ܩܪܣܩܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QarsaqōsQRSQWSCrescens Crescens is commemorated in Crescens (text) , a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms Vatican, Syr. 160, f. 235-238v (mutilé du début) .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1660

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.