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    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".

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    M?r  
    returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

    "*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

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    Dayr*  
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    Similarly a search for

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    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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    Father of Egypt - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Pères d’ÉgyptePères d’Égypte (extraits)URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1994
    Fausta of Cyzicus - ܦܘܣܛܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawsṭāPawsṭāFausta de Cyzique Fausta of Cyzicus is commemorated in Fausta of Cyzicus text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Paris Bibliothèque nationale syr...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1734
    Faustinus - ܦܘܣܛܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawsṭīnōsPawsṭīnōsFaustin Faustinus is commemorated in Faustinus and Metrodore text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Oxford Bodleian Library Syr 138 Bodl...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1735
    Febronia of Nisibis - ܦܒܪܘܢܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 310 ) Names: FebroniaPēḇrōnīyāFébronieFEBRONIASt FebroniaFebronia of Nisibis was a martyr and nun who lived in a convent near Nisibis She was renown for her beauty learning asceticism and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1240
    Flavian - ܦܠܘܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PlawīyanōsPlawīyanōsFlavien Flavian is commemorated in Flavian (text) , a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript: ms London, British Library, Or. 6714, f. 136v-139 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1737
    Forty Martyrs of Sebaste - ܐܪ̈ܒܥܝܢ ܣܗܕ̈ܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 320 ) Names: 40 Martyrs of SebasteMartyrs de Sébaste (40)In hagiography Forty Martyrs of Sebaste were a group of Roman soldiers martyred under Licinius who were commemorated collectively not only in the Greek...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1901

      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.