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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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Sa'ad - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 324 ) Names: SA'ADIn hagiography: Saʿad (or Saʿdu) was bishop of Edessa and finished the cathederal begun by Quna .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1434
Saba - ܣܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SābāSāḇāSaba Saba 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/2045
Saba Gushnazdad - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: SĀBĀ GŪŠNĀZDĀDIn hagiography: Saba Gushnazdad was a monk from Beth Lashpar . He was a Zoroastrian convert who became a monk and converted many Kurds.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1435
Saba Gushnazdad - ܣܒܐ ܓܘܫܢܙܕܕ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Sābā GūshnazdādSāḇā GūšnazdādSabaSaba Goushnazdad Saba Gushnazdad is commemorated in Saba (text) , a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms Vatican, Borg. Syr. 91, f. 107v-121v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2044
Saba of the Tour Mesatha - ܣܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SābāSāḇāSaba du Tour Mesatha Saba of the Tour Mesatha is commemorated in Saba of Tour Mesatha text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2046
Saba Pirgushnasp - ܣܒܐ ܦܝܪܓܘܫܢܣܦ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 363 ) Names: Sābā PirgushnaspSabaSāḇā PīrgūšnaspSaba PirgouchnaspSĀBĀ PĪRGUŠNASPSābā Pirgushnasp was a child martyr He was the child of the governor of Beth ʿArabaye He was martyred under Shapur II at the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1436
Saba the Martyr - ܣܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SābāSāḇāSaba, martyr (notice) Saba the Martyr is commemorated in Saba, martyr (text) , a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript: ms London, British Library, Orient. 1017, f. 205v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2047
Sabas - ܣܒܛ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SabāṭSabāṭSabas Sabas is commemorated in Sabas (text) , a work surviving in at least 4 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2048
Sabbatius - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 488) Names: SABBATIUSIn hagiography: Sabbatius was a solitary monk who lived near the banks of the Euphrates .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1437
Sabellius - ܣܒܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SABELLIUSIn hagiography: Sabellius and Shapira were the parents of the martyr, Talia . They conceived him when they were at the age of 52 years.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1438
Sabinius - ܣܒܝܢܝܢܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SabīnyanōsSaḇīnyanōsSabinien Sabinius is commemorated in Sabinius (text) , a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript: ms London, British Library, Add. 14651, f. 113-126 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2049
Sabrishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 650, 630 ) Names: SAWRĪŠŌ'In hagiography Sabrishoʿ was a monk who founded the monastery of the martyrs near Tagrit These monks took refuge in a village during the...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1457
Sabrishoʿ bar Paulos - ܣܒܪܝܫܘܥ ܒܪ ܦܘܠܘܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 12th cent. ) Names: Sabrishoʿ bar PawlosSabrisho bar PaulosSabrishoʿ of MosulSabrisho bar PawlosSabrisho‘ bar PawlosSabrishōʿSawrishoSab(h)rîšôʿ b Paulos"Author of a hymn for Mid-Lent, preserved in the Ktābā d-Wardā (see Gewargis Warda) and published by Cardahi."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/709
Sabrishoʿ of Beth Qoqa - ܣܒܪܝܫܘܥ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SabrīshōʿSaḇrīšōʾSabrisho‘ de Beth Qoqa Sabrishoʿ of Beth Qoqa is commemorated as the founder of Beth Qoqa , southwest of Arbela . Among his disciples was Michael of Tarʿil .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2050
Sabrishoʿ metropolitan of Beth Garmai - ܣܒܪܝܫܘܥ ܕ ܒܝܬ ܓܪ̈ܡܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 500-700 ) Names: SabrishoʿSabrishoSabrisho‘SabrishōʿSawrishoSAWRĪŠŌ'SAWRĪŠŌ' métropolite du Béṯ Garmaï A metropolitan of Beth Garmai who was known for establishing the "Fast of Nineveh."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3138
Sahda - ܣܗܕܐ ܡܪܝ ܕܒܝܬ ܣܗ̈ܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Sāhdā Marī d-Bēth-SāhdēMar Beth-SahdaSāhdāMārī d-Bēṯ-SāhdēSahda ou Mâr de Beth-SahdéMar Beth-Sahda Sahda is commemorated in Mar Beth Sahda text a work surviving in at least 2 manuscripts including ms Oxford Bodleian Library Syr 163...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2051
Saints of Hrbat Tuta, see John Psaltes (check) - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SAINTS DE ḤRBAṮ TŪṮAIn hagiography: See John Psaltes.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1442
Saints of the Monastery of Mar Abhai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: SAINTS DU COUVENT DE MĀR ABḤĀÏIn hagiography: The saints of the monastery of Mar Abhai were commemorated by Rabban Saliba.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1441
Salomon - ܫܠܝܡܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ShlēmōnŠlēmōnSalomon Salomon is commemorated in Salomon (text) , a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript: ms Vatican, Syr. 126, f. 34v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2060
Sampson - ܫܡܫܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ShemshōnŠemšōnSamson Sampson is commemorated in Sampson (text) , a work surviving in at least 5 manuscripts.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2061
Sampson of Adiabene - ܫܡܫܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ShemshōnŠemšōnSamson d’Adiabène Sampson of Adiabene is commemorated in Sampson of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche Bibliothek Or...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2062

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.