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    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.

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    Thus a search for

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    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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    Nagran, martyrs of - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 523) Names: NAĞRĀNIn hagiography: The martyrs of Nagran , led by Arethas , died in Ḥimyar , condemned by Joseph , a Jewish governor.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1391
    Narsai - ܢܪܣܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: NarsaïNARSAÏNarsai (Narsetes)"Poet and teacher of exegesis at the School of Edessa and at the School of Nisibis ; author of popular verse homilies ( memre )."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/650
    Narsai - ܢܪܣܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: NarsaïNARSAÏNarsai (Narsetes)"Poet and teacher of exegesis at the School of Edessa and at the School of Nisibis ; author of popular verse homilies ( memre )."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/650
    Narsai, bishop of Sharqart - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 344) Names: NARSAÏIn hagiography: Narsai, bishop of Sharqart , and Joseph his disciple, were martyrs of Beth Garmai .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1392
    Narsai, son of the covenant - ܢܪܣܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 421) Names: NarsayNarsaiNarsayNarsaï de SéleucieNARSAÏMar Narsai the AsceticNarsai was a monk and martyr. He was decapitated. He was a of Beth Garmai with his disciple Joseph .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1393
    Narses - ܢܪܣܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NarsayNarsayNarsès Narses 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/1940
    Narses - ܢܪܣܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NarsayNarsayNarsèsMar Narsai of Shahrqart Narses was the bishop of Shaharqadt who was martyred with his disciple Joseph. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1941
    Nathaniel - ܢܬܢܝܐܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NāthanaʾēlNāṯnīʾēlNathanaël Nathaniel is commemorated in Nathaniel (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1942
    Nestorius - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: NesṭōrīyōsNesṭōrīyōsNestorius of ConstantinopleNestorius ou Trois docteurs nestoriensNESTORIUS DE CONSTANTINOPLE"Bp. of Constantinople from 428 to 431."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/655
    Nestorius - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: NesṭōrīyōsNesṭōrīyōsNestorius of ConstantinopleNestorius ou Trois docteurs nestoriensNESTORIUS DE CONSTANTINOPLE"Bp. of Constantinople from 428 to 431."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/655
    Nicephorus - ܢܝܩܦܘܪܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NīqāpōrōsNīqāpōrōsNicéphore Nicephorus is commemorated in Charisios Nicephorus and Papias text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London British Library Add 14645...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1944
    Nicephorus - ܢܝܩܦܘܪܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NīqāpōrōsNīqāpōrōsNicéphore Nīqāpōrōs is a martyr commemorated with Vīqṭōrīnōs , Vīqṭōr , Diodore , Serapion , and Papias .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1945
    Nicholas - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NICOLASIn hagiography: Nicholas figures in the Maronite calendar.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1395
    Nicholas of Myra - ܢܝܩܠܐܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 343) Names: NīqālēʾōsNīqālēʾōsNicolas de MyreZakāZaḵāNicolas de Myrrhe (Zaka)St Nicholas Nicholas of Myra was a bishop of Myra and miracle-worker. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1946
    Nilus - ܢܝܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NīlōsNīlōsNil Paul Nilus Patrimytheas and Elijah are commemorated in Paul Nilus Patrimytheas and Elijah text a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3043
    Noah - ܢܘܚ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NūḥNūḥNoé Noah is commemorated in Theodore and Noah text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Oxford Bodleian Library Syr 163 Marsh...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3022
    Noah of Adiabene - ܢܘܚ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NōḥNōḥNoé d’Adiabène Noah of Adiabene is commemorated in Noah of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche Bibliothek Or...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1949
    Nuhra - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: NUHRAIn Syriac hagiography there is an attested saint named Nuhra It may be that this name Syriac for light is a translation of the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1396

      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.