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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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Pachomius - ܦܟܘܡܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PāḵōmīsPachomius, author of the AscetikonPāḵōmīsPachôme (“Ascéticon”)PāḵōmPāḵōmPachôme Pachomius is commemorated in Pachomius - Ascetikon (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1955
Paesius - ܦܐܣܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PeʾsīsPēʾēsīsPaésios Paesius 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/1956
Pamphilus - ܦܡܦܝܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PampīlōsPampīlōsPamphile Pamphilus is commemorated along with Vales Seleucus Paul Porphyry Theophilus Julianus and One Egyptian in Pamphilus Vales Seleucus Paulus Porphyrius Theophilus Julianus and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1958
Panbo - ܦܢܒܘ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PanbōPanbōPanbô Panbo is commemorated in Panbo (text) , a work surviving in at least 5 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1959
Papa - ܦܦܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: PāpāPāpāPapa-2 Papa 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/1961
Papa - ܦܦܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: PāpāPāpāPapa-1 Papa 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/1960
Papa, bishop of Arzun - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: PĀPĀIn hagiography: Papa was a bishop of Arzun .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1400
Paphnutius - ܦܦܢܘܛ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PapnūṭPapnūṭPaphnucePapiasPāpīyāsPapias Paphnutius is commemorated in Paphnutius (text) , a work surviving in at least 7 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1962
Papias - ܦܦܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PāpīyōsPāpīyōsPapius Pāpīyōs is a martyr commemorated with Vīqṭōrīnōs , Vīqṭōr , Nīqāpōrōs , Dīyādōrōs , and Papias .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1964
Pappas - ܦܦܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PaposPappos Pappas is commemorated in Pappos and 24000 Martyrs in Magdala near Antioch text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Damas...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1965
Paragros - ܦܪܓܪܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PāragrōsPāragrōsParagros Paragros 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/1966
Patricius - ܦܜܪܝܩܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PatriqiyosPatrice Patricius is commemorated in Patricius and his Eleven Companions text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London British Library Rich...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1973
Patrimytheas - ܦܛܪܝܡܝܬܐܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PāṭrīmītēʾāsPāṭrīmītēʾāsPatrimitéas 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/3044
Patrmoutis - ܦܛܪܡܘܛܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PāṭērmūṭīsPāṭērmūṭīsPatermoutis Patrmoutis is commemorated in Copros and Patermoutis (text) , a work surviving in at least 6 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1968
Paul - ܦܘܠܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawlēPawlēPaul Paul is a desert father mentioned by ʿEnanishoʿ . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1974
Paul - ܦܘܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawlōsPawlōsPaul de Phermé Paul is commemorated in Paul of Pherme (text) URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1978
Paul - ܦܘܠܘܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawlōsPawlōsPaul Paul is commemorated in Paul Valentina and Hatha text a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1987
Paul - ܦܘܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawlōsPawlōsPaul Pamphilus Vales Seleucus Paul Porphyry Theophilus Julianus and One Egyptian are commemorated in Pamphilus Vales Seleucus Paulus Porphyrius Theophilus Julianus and an Egyptian...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3148
Paul - ܦܘܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawlōsPawlōsPéléePaul is commemorated with Nilus Patrimytheas and Elijah in Paul Nilus Patrimytheas and Elijah text a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1990
Paul of Antioch - ܦܘܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: PawlōsPaul à Antioche Paul of Antioch is commemorated in Peter John and Paul of Antioch text a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1976
Paul of Edessa - ܦܘܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 418-435 ) Names: PawlōsPaul, the bishopPawlōsPaul l’évêquePAUL D'ÉDESSE Paul of Edessa was a bishop from the Italian peninsula who left his see and travelled to Edessa where in disguise he was...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1405

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.