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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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Dada - ܕܕܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DādāDāḏāDadaDada the doctor of the Church, with IsaacURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1667
Dado - ܕܕܘ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 370) Names: DodoDādūDadouDĀḎŌMar Dōdō was a convert from Zoroastrianism to Christianity. He was condemned to an ordeal of fire. He was martyred under Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1194
Dadouq - ܕܕܘܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: DādūqDāḏūqDadouq Dadouq is commemorated in Abda Hasho Isaac Ephrem Papa Dadouq Dourtan and Papa text He was martyred under shah Yazdegerd with companions Afrem...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1668
Dadu - [Syriac Not Available] Names: DĀDŪDadu a military officer from Medes converted Gourbarlaha and his sister Qazo to Christianity during the reign of Shapur II They were all put...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3027
Damian - ܕܘܡܝܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DōmyānāḎōmyānāDamienDamian Damian and Cosmos were twin medical saints and martyrs from Syria. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1669
Damian, patriarch of Alexandria - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 576-591 ) Names: DAMIENIn hagiography Damian was patriarch of Alexandria He sent a letter to Jacob Baradaeus hoping for communion between the churches He visited Antioch but...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1196
Daniel - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 665-684 ) Names: DANIELIn hagiography Daniel was the bishop of Edessa He obtained relics of Severus of Samosata in order to chase demons away from the monks...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1199
Daniel - ܕܢܝܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DānīʾēlDānīʾēlDaniel Daniel is commemorated in Mari Sergius and Daniel text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1672
Daniel - ܕܢܝܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 343) Names: DānīʾēlDaniel and his sister WardaDānīʾēlDanielDANIEL ET SA SOEUR WARDADānīʾēl Daniel a priest and his sister Warda were from Raziq near Tehran They were arrested two years after Bishop Miles of Tel Ḥesh...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1200
Daniel - ܕܢܝܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DānīʾēlDānīʾēlDaniel Daniel is commemorated in Daniel and Eulogius text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Damas Patriarcat syrien orthodoxe cod 12...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1671
Daniel of Adiabene - ܕܢܝܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DānīʾēlDānīʾēlDaniel d’Adiabène Daniel of Adiabene is commemorated in Daniel of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche Bibliothek Or...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1673
Daniel of Galash - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 439) Names: DanielDaniel de GalashDANIELIn hagiography Daniel of Galash was a married man who left his wife to become a monk He met many ascetics in his life...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1198
Daniel of Qartmin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 633, 614-615 ) Names: DANIEL DE QARTMĪNIn hagiography: Daniel of Qartmin was a monk of Qartmin who was elected bishop of Qartmin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1202
Daniel of Scetis - ܕܢܝܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 500-600 ) Names: DānīʾēlDaniel of ScetisDānīʾēlDaniel de ScétéDANIEL DE SQÉTÉDaniel of Scete was an Egyptian monk from the sixth century who was venerated in the Syriac tradition.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1203
Daniel of the Monastery of the Dung Beetles - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: DANIELIn hagiography Daniel of the Monastery of the Dung Beetles was a refugee from Amida and student of Mar Mattai his story mirrors the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1197
Daniel the Doctor - ܕܢܝܐܝܠ ܐܣܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: Danīʾēl AsyāDānīʾēl ʾāsyāDANIEL LE MÉDICINDaniel the Doctor was a convert from paganism who travelled to the monastery of Pachomius then to Mar Awgin and then Nuhadra He healed...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1201
Daniel the Stylite - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 410 ) Names: DANIEL LE STYLITEIn hagiography Daniel the Stylite was a monk and disciple of Samuel of Qartmin who walked along the Tigris while he went to the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1204
David - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DAVIDIn hagiography: David was a saint commemorated on the 25 of September by Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1205
David of Harran - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 846-873 ) Names: DAVID DE ḤARRĀNIn hagiography David of Ḥarran was the bishop of Ḥarran He was originally a monk from Qartmin and a relative of Simeon of the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1206
Demetrianus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 260 ) Names: DEMETRIANUSIn hagiography Demetrianus was commemorated as a bishop of Antioch He was deported by the Persians after the conquest of the city in 256...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1207
Denha - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: DENḤAIn hagiography: Denha was a monk of the convent of Qabratha.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1208

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.