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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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Gabriel - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GABRIELIn hagiography: Gabriel of the superior monastery was cited with Mar Abraham as a founder of the superior monastery of Mosul .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1241
Gabriel of Edessa - ܓܒܪܐܝܠ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: Gabriel of Edessa GabrielGABRIEL ÉVÊQUE D'EDESSEBishop of Edessa.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/227
Gabriel of Kashkar - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 739) Names: GABRIEL DE KASHKARIn hagiography: Gabriel of Kashkar , also called the "little man," was a monk who founded three monasteries near Maḥoze , Dayr Qunni, and Husra.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1243
Gabriel of Qartmin - ܓܒܪܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 648, 639 ) Names: GabrīʾēlGabriel of Beth QustanGabrīʾēlGabriel de QartaminGABRIEL DE BÉṮ QUSTĀNGabriel of Bet QustanGabriel of Beth Qustan was from Beth Qustan and became Bishop of Qartmin He fled marriage to become a monk He was the superior...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1242
Gabrona of Qarta - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 590-604 ) Names: GABRŌNA DE QARTAIn hagiography Gabrona of Qarta was a Syriac monk under the patriarch Sabrisho He was from Beth ʿArabaye He healed the daughter of village...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1244
Gaddai - ܓܕܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GadāyGaddāyGaddaï Gaddai is commemorated in Gaddai (text) , a work surviving in at least 5 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1747
Gamaliel - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GAMALIELIn hagiography: Gamaliel and his son Habib were celebrated in the calendar of Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1245
Ganni of Hirta - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 550 ) Names: GANNI DE ḤĪRAIn hagiography Ganni of Ḥirta or Rabban Haya was a monk from Beth Aramaye He sold everything he had and gave his possessions to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1246
Gayana - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 303 ) Names: GAYANAIn hagiography Diocletian fell in love with a young woman Rhipsime when he saw her picture She lived a convent with 17 others and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1247
Gelasia - ܓܠܣܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GēlāsīyāGēlāsīyāGélasie Gelasia is commemorated in Gelasia (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1748
George - ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 310 ) Names: GewargīsGīwargīsGeorgesGeorge the MartyrGeorges (reliques) Gewargīs is commemorated in The Relics of George text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Aqra Bibliothèque épiscopale chaldéenne cod...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1749
George of Harran - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 816-850 ) Names: GEORGES DE ḤARRĀNIn hagiography George of Ḥarran was a bishop who came from the monastery of Qartmin According to his life during this time there was...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1249
George of the Greeks - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GEORGES DES GRECSIn hagiography: George of the Greeks is a saint mentioned in the calendar of Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1248
George the Priest - ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 615) Names: GewargīsGeorge of IzlaGīwargīsGeorges le prêtreGEORGES D'IZLASt George MihrangushnaspGeorge of Izla was a monk and a convert from Zoroastrianism His name was Mihrangusnap He was noted for his conversations with the Monophysites...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1250
George, bishop of the Arabs - ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܪ̈ܒܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: Giwargi bp. of the Arab tribesGeorge bishop of the Arabs MarGeorge bp. of the Arab tribesGeorge, bishop of the ArabsGeorges des ArabesGEORGES, ÉVÊQUE DES ARABESGeorge, Bishop of the Arab TribesGeorgius ep. Arabum"Bp. and learned author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/122
Gerasimos - ܓܪܘܣܝܡܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GerōsīmōsGerōsīmōsGérasimos Gerasimos is commemorated in Gerasimos (text) , a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 12174, f. 244v-246v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1753
Germanus - ܓܪܡܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GarmānōsGarmānōsGermain Germanus is commemorated with Antoninus , Mannathus , and Zbīnā in the History of Martyrs of Palestine by Eusebius of Caesarea URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1754
Golinduch - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 591) Names: GolinduchGOLINDOUCHIn hagiography Golinduch the living martyr was a Persian princess who became a Christian through the influence of Greek prisoners of war She was...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1251
Gordian, father of Saint George - ܓܘܪܕܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GōrdyānōsGōrdyānōsGordien, père de saint GeorgesGordian was the father of the martyr St. George.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1755
Gordios - ܓܪܕܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GordīyōsGordīyōsGordios Gordios is commemorated in Gordios (text) , a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms Vatican, Syr. 161, f. 149-155v . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1756
Gorgonia - ܓܘܪܓܢܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GōrgonīyāGōrgonīyāGorgonie Gorgonia is sister of Gregory of Nazianzus She was a pious wife and mother She is commemorated in Gorgonia text a work surviving...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1757
Gourbarlaha - ܓܘܒܪܠܗܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GūbralahaGubralahaGūbarlāhāGoubarlahaGUBARLĀHĀGourbarlaha and his sister Qazo were twins of Shapur II who were converted to Christianity through Dadu a military officer from Medes They were...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1254
Gourya - ܓܘܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: GuryoGuriaGūryāGūryāGouriaGouriaGŪRĪA Shmona and Gourya were two martyrs who were killed in Edessa during the Diocletian persecution. There was great devotion to these saints in Edessa.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1257
Greek Doctors - ܡܠܦܢܐ ܝܘܢܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Malpono yawnoyoGreek Doctors (three)Docteurs grecsDOCTEURS GRECSThese are three Greek theologians who are commemorated together in the Church of the East: Theodore of Mopsuestia, Diodore of Tarsus, and Nestorius of Constantinople.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1211
bar Hebraeus Gregorius - ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1225/6 - 1286) Names: Bar ʿEbroyo GrigoriosBar Hebraeus Mar GregoriusBar Hebraeus GregoriusBar ʿEbroyo GregoryBarhebraeusAbū al-FarajBarhebraeusBar Ebroyo GrigoriosBar ‘Ebroyo GrigoriosBar Ebroyo GregoryBar ‘Ebroyo GregoryGrégoire BarhebraeusGrigorīyos bar ʿEbroyoGregory Bar-HebraeusGregory Bar HebraeusGīgōrīyōs bar ʾEḇrayāGrégoire Bar-HebraeusGRÉGOIRE BAR HÉBRAEUSGregory Abu-l-Faraj, Bar ʿEbraya [Bar Hebraeus]Gregorius Abu-l-Farag, Barhebraeus"Maph. (since 1264) and polymath."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/239

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.