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    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".

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    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*  
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    Similarly a search for

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    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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    Qardag - ܩܪܕܓ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 359) Names: QardāghQardāgQardagQARDĀĠMar QardagQardag was a military saint and a martyr He was a convert from a high born Zoroastrian family His cult was localized north of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1420
    - ܩܫܝܫ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QašīšQashish is commemorated in Qashish (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 14647, f. 120-121v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2032
    Qashish of Hah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QAŠĪŠ DE ḤĀḤIn hagiography Qashish of Ḥaḥ was a monk mentioned in John of Ephesus Lives of the Eastern Saints He went on pilgrimages and helped...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1421
    Qawma - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 6th/7th cent. ) Names: QAWMAIn hagiography: Qawma was a monk and dendrite saint from Beth Garmai . His body did not decay.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1422
    Qayyuma of Baz - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-500 ) Names: QAYYŪMA DE BĀZIn hagiography: Qayyuma of Baz was a monk. He evangelized the region of Baz near Hakkari .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1424
    Qazo - ܩܙܘ Names: QazuQazoQazoQĀZŌQazo and her brother Gourbarlaha were twins of Shapur II who were converted to Christianity through Dadu a military officer from Medes They were...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3026
    Qitmir, dog of the Sleepers of Ephesus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 249-251 ) Names: ViricariusIn hagiography Qitmir dog of the Sleepers of Ephesus is the name given to a dog who was entombed and commemorated with the Sleepers...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3018
    Qorabor - ܩܘܪܒܘܪ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QōrebōrQōrebōrQorebor Qorabor is commemorated in Eleutheria Anthia and Qorabor text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Vatican Syr 160 f 211...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2033
    Quna - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 307 ) Names: QŪNAIn hagiography Quna or Conon or Yona was the bishop of Edessa He set the foundations for the new cathedral of Edessa which was...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1426

      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.