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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.

I

Ia - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 362) Names: IAIn hagiography Ia was a woman among the martyrs of Beth Zabdai who converted the wives of some of the Zoroastrians and were tortured...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1275
Ignatius - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 969 ) Names: IGNACEIn hagiography Ignatius was the bishop of Melitene at the end of the tenth century He built the convent of the Mother of God...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1276
Ignatius - ܐܝܓܢܐܛܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IghnāṭīyōsʾĪǥnāṭīyōsIgnaceIgnatius was a patriarch and maphrian.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1782
Ignatius of Antioch - ܐܓܢܛܝܘܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ca. 107, 110 ) Names: Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius the IlluminatorIgnaṭiyosIgnatiusʾAgnāṭīsIgnace d’AntiocheIGNACE"Bp. of Antioch , martyred in Rome."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/544
Ignatius XVIII David Shah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Ignace XVIII David Shah, patriarche (panégyrique)URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1783
Innocent - ܐܝܢܘܩܢܛܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: InōqanṭīyōsʾĪnōqanṭīyōsInnocent Innocent is commemorated in Innocent (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1785
Irene - ܐܝܪܝܢܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IrīnyāʾĪrīnyāIrèneSt Irene Irene was a high born girl born to pagans who converted to Christianity refused to marry and worked as a miracle worker in...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1787
Isaac - ܐܝܣܚܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: IsḥāqʾĪsḥāqIsaac Isaac 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/1789
Isaac - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ISAACIn hagiography: Isaac was the bishop of Karka .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1277
Isaac - ܐܝܣܚܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IsḥāqʾĪsḥāqIsaac Isaac is commemorated in Isaac (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 14647, f. 109v-110v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1788
Isaac - ܐܝܣܚܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IsḥāqʾĪsḥāqIsaac Isaac is commemorated in Isaac and Dada text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add 17202...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1790
Isaac - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 753-756 ) Names: ISAACIn hagiography The patriarch Isaac became bishop of Ḥarran by the protection of the governor of the al Jazira ʿ Abd Allāh Issac became...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1278
Isaac of Adiabene - ܐܝܣܚܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IsḥāqʾĪsḥāqIsaac d’Adiabène Isaac of Adiabene is commemorated in Isaac of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche Bibliothek Or...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1792
Isaac of Nineveh - ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ) Names: Isḥaq of NinevehIsaac of NinevehIsḥāqIsaac of NinevaIsaacʾĪsḥāqIsaac de NiniveISAACIsaac of NinevahIsaac the SyrianIsaac Ninivita"Influential monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/550
Isaac, bishop of Karka - ܐܝܣܚܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 379 ) Names: IsḥāqʾĪsḥāqIsaacISAAC, évêque de KarkaIn hagiography Isaac bishop of Karka was a bishop of Karka d Beth Slokh who was martyred under Shapor II along with Shapor bishop...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1791
Isaiah - ܐܫܥܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: EshaʿyāʾEšaʾyāIsaïe Isaiah is commemorated in Paesius and Isaiah (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3141
Isaiah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 625 ) Names: ISAÏEIn hagiography Isaiah was a bishop of Edessa He was named with the approval of the Persians who occupied the city He refused to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1279
Isaiah of Aleppo - ܐܫܥܝܐ ܚܠܒܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 350 ) Names: Eshaʿyā ḤālābāyāʾĪšaʾyā ḤālābāyāIsaïe d’AlepISAÏE D'ALEPShaʿyaŠA'YAIsaiah of Aleppo was a saint said to be the last survivor of the disciples of Mar Awgin and some traditions attribute the composition...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1280
Isaiah of Palestine - ܐܫܥܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 450 ) Names: EshaʿyāʾĪšaʾyāIsaïe de Palestine Isaiah of Palestine was a monk of Scetis from Egypt whose writings on asceticism and the mystical life were formative for the Syriac monastic tradition.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1793
Isaiah the Egyptian - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 488) Names: ISAÏE L'ÉGYPTIENIn hagiography Isaiah was an ascetic from Scetis who founded a monastery in Gaza His life was written by Zachariah the Rhetor He was...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1281
Ishoʿ bar Nun - ܝܫܘܥ ܒܪ ܢܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Yeshōʿ bar NūnĪšōʾ bar NūnIsho‘ Bar-Noun Ishoʿ bar Nun is a monk who is commemorated with Youssef Bousnaya . They were linked to the monastery of Rabban Hormizd .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1794
Ishoʿ of Kumateh - ܝܫܘܥ ܕܟܘܡ̈ܬܗ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Yeshōʿ d-ḵūmāṯehĪšōʾ d-ḵūmāṯehIsho‘ de Koumateh Ishoʿ of Kumateh is a monk who is commemorated with Youssef Bousnaya . They were linked to the monastery of Rabban Hormizd .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1795
Ishoʿsabran - ܝܫܘܥܣܒܪܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 621) Names: IshōʾsabranIsho'sawranĪšōʾsabranIsho‘sabranĪŠŌ'SAWRĀNĪšōʿsawrān was a Zoroastrian Convert and later martyr from Erbil whose life was written by Īšōʿyaw III of Adiabene His life speaks a great...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1284
Ishoʿyahb - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 685) Names: ĪŠŌ'YAWIn hagiography Ishoʿyahb became a monk of Mount Izla According to legend he founded a convent in a place where Kurds were supposed to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1285

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.