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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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    Lawrence - ܠܘܪܢܛܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 303-313 ) Names: LoranṭyosLaurence, AgrippaLaurentLAURENT, AGRIPPALoranṭyos (Laurence) and Agrippa were companions and martyrs under Diocletian. Agrippa was a prefect of Syria who had converted to the faith in Mesopotamia.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1339
    Lazarus - ܠܥܙܪ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LaʿazarLaʿzarLazare Lazarus is commemorated in Zebinas Lazarus Maroutha Narses Elijah Mahri Habib Saba Berikhicho Jonas et Chembaiteh text a work surviving in at least...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1852
    Lazarus of Habsenas - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 700 ) Names: Lazare du HabsinasIn hagiography Lazarus of Habsenas is a saint from Habsenas and contested bishop of Qartmin after whom Simeon of the Olives named a monastery...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1846
    Lazarus of Tur ʿAbdin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 735 ) Names: Lazare du Ṭur ʿAbdinIn hagiography: Lazarus of Tur ʿAbdin was a bishop of Ṭur ʿAbdin , who was attested in a synod of 735 and commemorated by Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1843
    Lazarus of Zagug - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Lazare de ZagugIn hagiography Lazarus of Zagug is a saint commemorated by Rabban Saliba about whom little is known Fiey speculates that Zagug may be the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1842
    Lazarus the Confessor - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Lazare de HarrânLAZAREIn hagiography Lazarus the Confessor was possibly a monk of Qartmin commemorated for martyrdom under a Persian general His precise identity is contested He...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1340
    Leontius - ܠܐܘܢܛܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 310) Names: LeʾōnṭīyōsLeonius and PubliusLeontius of TripoliLēʾōnṭīyōsLéonceLéonce et PubliusLÉONCE DE TRIPOLISt LeontiusLeontius of TripoliLeontius of Tripoli was a martyr He had been a Roman solider There was a monastery named after him in which Severus of Antioch...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1341
    Leontius - ܠܐܘܢܛܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LēʾōnṭīLēʾōnṭīLéonce Leontius is commemorated in Leontius (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 14647, f. 102v-103v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1853
    Lollian - ܠܘܠܝܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LōlyānāLōlyānāLollien Lollian is commemorated in Hyperechius Philotheus Jacob Paragros Ḥabib Romanus and Lollian The Seven Martyrs of Samosata text a work surviving in at...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1854
    Longinus - ܠܘܢܓܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LōngīnōsLōngīnōsLongin Longinus is commemorated in Juventus Longinus and Maximus text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including mss London British Library Add...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3012
    Longinus - ܠܘܢܓܝܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LungināLōngīnāLonginLONGINIn hagiography Longinus was an asecetic and a martyr with Bassus and Suzanna converts from Zoroastrianism whom Longinus baptized A martyr named Stephen is...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1342
    Lucianus - ܠܘܩܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LūqyānōsLūqyānōsLucien Lucianus was a martyr from Nicomedia who died in the time of Diocletian together with his friend Marcian .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1857
    Lucianus - ܠܘܩܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Lūqīyānōs´LūqīyānōsLucien (= Leucius) Thyrsus and Lucianus were martyrs in the time of Decius. Callinicus was a pagan priest who was converted to Christianity after witnessing their death. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1856
    Luke the Deacon - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 297) Names: LUCIn hagiography Luke was commemorated as a deacon under the Bishop Polychronus He was decapitated with Parmenius Helimenas and Chrysostelus and another deacon Mucius...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1343
    Luke the Evangelist - ܠܘܩܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: LūqāLūqāLuc, évangélisteLuke Luke the Evangelist the evangelist. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1855

      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.