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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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    Aba~  
    returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

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    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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    Rabbula of Edessa - ܪܒܘܠܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 435/6) Names: Rabbula of Edessa Rabula metropolitan of Edessa RabbulaRabūlāRabūlāRabboulaRABBŪLARabbula of EdessaBischof Rabbûlā von EdessaRabbula ep. Edessae"Bp. of Edessa (411/2–435/6)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/26
    Rehima of Adiabene - ܪܚܝܡܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RḥīmāRḥīmāRehima d’Adiabène Rehima of Adiabene is commemorated in Reḥima of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche Bibliothek Or...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2036
    Rhipsime - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 303 ) Names: RHIPSIMÉIn hagiography Diocletian fell in love with a young woman Rhipsime when he saw her picture She lived a convent with 17 others and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1427
    Rifqa Rayyis - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, - 1944) Names: RIFQA RAYYISRafkaIn hagiography: Blessed Rifqa Rayyis was a Maronite nun. She was a blind mystic.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1428
    Romanus - ܪܘܡܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RōmānōsRōmānōsRomain Romanus is commemorated in the History of Martyrs of Palestine by Eusebius of Caesarea .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2039
    Romanus - ܪܘܡܐܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 303) Names: RōmānōsRōmānōsRomainROMANOSSt RomanosRōmānōs was a deacon and a martyr from Caesarea Palestine. He died in the persecution of Diocletian.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1430
    Romanus - ܪܘܡܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RōmanāRōmānāRomain Romanus 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/2041
    Romanus - ܪܘܡܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RōmanāRōmanāRomain Romanus is commemorated in Bassianus Romanus and Simeon text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2040
    Romanus - ܪܘܡܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, first 1/4 6th century ) Names: Romanus The MonkURI: http://syriaca.org/person/2743
    Romulus - ܐܪܡܠܐܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ErmalāʾōsʾErmalāʾōsRomulus Romulus is commemorated in Romulus Eudoxius and Friends text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London British Library Add 12174...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2043
    Romulus - ܪܘܡܘܠܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RōmūlōsRōmūlōsRomulus Romulus is a martyr of Palestine commemorated by Eusebius of Caesarea .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2042
    Ruben - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RUBENIn hagiography: Ruben was a monk and perhaps a stylite of Qartmin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1431
    Rubil - ܪܘܒܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: RūbēlRubilRūbēlRoubilRUBILRūbēl was an ascetic warrior from Thrace who became a leader of a monastery of 35 monks He lived near Nisibis and his life...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1432
    Ruhana the Melodist - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: RUḤĀNAIn hagiography: Ruhana the Melodist was identified with Cyriacus , disciple of Euthymia in Palestine .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1433

      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.