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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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ʿEbed-Mshiha of Adiabene - ܥܒܕ ܡܫܝܚܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʿBedmshīḥāʾḇed mšīḥāEbed-Mshiha d’Adiabène ʿEbed Mshiha of Adiabene is commemorated in Ebed Mshiḥa of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1696
Edna - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 310 ) Names: EDNADevotion to Saint Edna is widespread among Maronite Christians. Her name means "ear," and she is invoked for ear infections.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1215
Eleutherius - ܐܠܘܬܪܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 138 ) Names: ĒlūṯēryōsʾĒlūṯēryōsÉleuthère Eleutherius is a bishop and martyr who died under the reign of the emperor Hadrian. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1697
Elian - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 284, 200-300 ) Names: ÉLIĀNSt ElianIn hagiography Elian was a third century martyr from Emesa He was a doctor and was executed by his own father The bishop Paul...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1217
Elijah - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ElīyāʾElīyāÉlie Paul Nilus Patrimytheas and Elijah are commemorated in Paul Nilus Patrimytheas and Elijah text a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3145
Elijah - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ĒlīyāʾĒlīyāÉlie Elijah is commemorated in Ares Primus and Elijah text a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1700
Elijah - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ĒlīyāʾĒlīyāÉlie Elijah is an Egyptian monk commemoratd in the Syriac translation of Elijah text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1699
Elijah - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ĒlīyāʾĒlīyāÉlie Elijah is commemorated in Elijah and Theodore text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add 14647...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1705
Elijah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ÉLIEIn hagiography: Elijah was an ascetic commemorated by Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1218
Elijah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 690 ) Names: ÉLIEIn hagiography: Elijah was the bishop of ʿAyn Ward and the first bishop from the monastery of Simeon of Qartmin. He knew Theodute.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1219
Elijah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 709-723 ) Names: ÉLIEIn hagiography Elijah was the Syrian Orthodox bishop of Antioch and a convert from the Melkite community He was a monk from the monastery...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1220
Elijah of Dara - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ĒlīyāʾĒlīyāÉlie de Dara Elijah of Dara is commemorated in Elia of Dara text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London British Library...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1704
Elijah of Hirta - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 550-615 ) Names: ÉLIE DE AL-ḤĪRAIn hagiography Elijah of Ḥirta al Hira was a monastic founder from the sixth century He was an Arab a Lakhmid who joined the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1221
Elijah the Solitary - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ĒlīyāʾĒlīyāÉlie Elijah the Solitary is commemorated in Elijah (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1698
Elijah the Younger of Heliopolis - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 700 ) Names: ÉLIE LE JEUNE DE HÉLIOPOLISIn hagiography: Elijah the Younger of Heliopolis was a martyr from Damascus .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1222
Elijah, friend of the virgins - ܐܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ĒlīyāʾĒlīyāÉlie ami des vierges Elijah friend of the virgins is commemorated in Elijah Friend of the Virgins text a work surviving in at least 6 manuscripts including...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1703
Elisha of Garbiya - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ÉLISÉE DE ĠARBIYAIn hagiography: Elisha of Garbiya was a monk of Garbiya near Midyat .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1223
Elisha of Tanhir - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ÉLISÉE DE TANHIRIn hagiography: Elisha of Tanhir was commemorated by Rabban Saliba . Little is known about him nor about the location of Tanhir.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1224
Elpidiphorus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 350 ) Names: ELPIDIPHORUSIn 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/1225
Elpidos - ܗܠܦܕܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: HēlpīdyōsHēlpidyōsElpidios Elpidos is commemorated in Elpidos (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1706
Elpis - ܗܠܦܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 138 ) Names: HēlpīsHēlpīsElpis Elpis was a virgin martyred with her mother Sophia and her sisters Aghapi and Pīsṭīs .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1707
Ephrem - ܐܦܪܝܡ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 373) Names: EphremEphraim the Syrian St.EphraimÉphremEphremEphrem of EdessaSaint EphremʾAfrēmÉphrem d’ÉdesseSAINT ÉPHREMAp(h)rem"Deacon, poet, and theologian."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/13
Ephrem the Scribe - ܐܦܪܝܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: AfrēmAbdaʾAfrēmÉphremABDA ('AWDA),Afrēm was a Persian Martyr and scribe martyred under shah Yazdegerd with companions 'Abda , Jacob, Papa the deacon, Daduq and Durtan the learned.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1098
Epiphanius - ܐܦܝܦܢܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ApīpānesʾApīpānesÉpiphanePalestinian martyrURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1708

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.