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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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Macarius - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MACAIREIn hagiography: Macarius and Eugenius were priests and martyrs who were decapitated.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1344
Macarius - ܡܩܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: Macarius the Great and EgyptianMacariusAbba MacariusMāqārīsMāqārīsMacaireMacarius the EgyptianAnba MacariusMacaire l’ÉgyptienANBA MACAIREMakariosURI: http://syriaca.org/person/856
Macarius of Alexandria - ܡܩܪܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 408) Names: MāqārīsMacarius the AlexandrianAnba MacariusMāqārīsMacaire d’AlexandrieMacaire l’AlexandrinANBA MACAIREMacariusMakariosMacarius of Alexandria came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ 's Syriac translation of the Paradise of the Fathers by Palladius .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1346
Maccabees - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MaccabéesIn hagiography Maccabees were seven sons who along with their mother Shamuni were the victims of persecution and proto martyrdom as told in the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1858
Magne - ܡܓܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MagnāMagnāMagne Magne is commemorated in Magna (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1860
Mahri - ܡܗܪܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MahrīMahrīMahri Mahri 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/1861
Malcha the Solitary - ܡܪܩܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MarqōsMarqōsMarc (= Malchus) Malcha the Solitary whose commemoration came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ 's Syriac translation of the Paradise of the Fathers by Palladius .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1870
Malka - ܡܠܟܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MalkāMalkāMalkaMalka is a monk commemorated in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1862
Malke - ܡܠܟܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 350-410 ) Names: MalkēMalkēMalké de ClysmaMALKÉMar Malke was a monk whose story overlaps with Mar Awgin He was the son of Awgin s sister Rebecca He was from Clysma...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1350
Mama - ܡܐܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 273) Names: Māmā Mama was a martyr of Caesarea Cappadocia under Aurelian. He had been born in prison, became a shepherd, and was martyred.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1844
Mama - ܡܐܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 374) Names: Māmā Mama was a monk and martyr under Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1845
Mamas - ܡܐܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Māmā MamaMāmāMamasMĀMĀMama was a martyr of Beth Sloth.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1352
Mamelhta - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MAMELHTAIn hagiography: Mamelhta was a virgin and martyr from Beth Garmai . She was known in the Greek martyr Acts as Mamlaha, Mamlahtina, Mazahia or Malpetha.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1353
Mannathus - ܡܢܢܬܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MannāthōsMannāṯōsMannathos Mannathus is commemorated with Antoninus , Zbīnā , and Germanus in the History of Martyrs of Palestine by Eusebius of Caesarea URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1863
Maqbil of Mansouria - ܡܩܒܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MaqbilMaqbīlMaqbil de Mansouriya Maqbil of Mansouria is commemorated in Maqbil of Mansouria text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Königliche Bibliothek syr...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1864
Mara of Beth Urtaye - ܡܪܐ ܕܒܝܬ ܐܘܪ̈ܛܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Mārā d-bēth UrṭāyēMārā d-ḇēṯ ʾªrṭāyēMara du Beth Ourtayê Mara of Beth Urtaye is commemorated in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus ..URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1866
Mara the Solitary - ܡܪܐ ܝܚܝܕܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Mārē IḥīdāyāMārē ʾīḥīdāyāMaré le Solitaire Mara the Solitary is commemorated in Mari the Solitary text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including mss London British Library...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1875
Maran-zkha of Adiabene - ܡܪܢ ܙܟܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Māran zkhāMāran zḵāMâran-zekhâ d’Adiabène Maran zkha of Adiabene is commemorated in Maran zekha of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1867
Marcian - ܡܪܩܝܢܘܣ Names: MarqyānōsMarqyānōsMarcien Marcian was a martyr from Nicomedia who died in the time of Diocletian together with his friend Lucian .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3024
Marcus the Younger - ܡܪܩܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MarqōsMarqōsMarc le Jeune Marcus the Younger is commemorated in Marcus the Younger (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1872
Mari - ܡܐܪܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Maʾryma'ryMariMĀRĪMariMari was the apostle to Mesopotamia. He was ordained by Addai to establish Christian communities in the royal cities of the Parthians.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1358
Mari - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 271) Names: MĀRĪIn hagiography Mari and his wife Martha were Roman martyrs Husband and wife they went to Rome on a pilgrimage with their children Audifax...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1360
Mari - ܡܐܪܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MarīMārīMari Mari is commemorated in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1876
Mari of Beth Sahde - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MĀRĪ DE BÈṮ SAHDÉIn hagiography: Mari of Beth Sahde was mentioned two times by Rabban Saliba .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1359

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.