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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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Tahmazgerd - ܛܗܡܙܓܪܕ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 445) Names: ṬahmazgerdTĀHMAZGERDMar TahmazgardṬahmazgerd was an executioner who was converted upon seeing the example of the martyrs of Kirkuk including Shirin and her children He was crucified...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1493
Tahsia - ܛܗܣܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ṬahsīyāṬahsīyāTahsia Tahsia is a penitent harlot commemorated in Tahsia text She came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ s Syriac translation of the Paradise...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2102
Talia - ܛܠܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 421) Names: ṬalyaTalyaTalyâTALIAMar Talya of Cyrrhus Talia was the child of Sabellius and Shapira who had him at the age of 52 A revelation predicted that Talia at age...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1494
Tarachos - ܛܪܟܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ṬārāḵōsṬārāḵōsTarachos Tarachos is commemorated in Probus Tarachos and Andronicus text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London British Library Add 12174...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2104
Tarbo - ܬܪܒܘ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 341) Names: TarbuTarbōTarbo, sa soeur et sa servanteTARBOSt TarboAfter the execution of Simeon Bar Sabbaʿe the wife of Shapur became sick People accused the sister of Simeon Tarbo of witchcraft that caused...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1495
Tataq the servant - ܛܛܩ ܕܘܡܣܛܝܩܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: Ṭāṭāq DōmasṭīqaTataqṬāṭāq dōmasṭīqāTataq le domestiqueTĀTĀQMar TataqṬāṭāq Dōmasṭīqa was the chamberlain of Yazdegerd I. He was from Adiabene . He was decapitated.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1496
Ten Brothers of Qartmin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 433 ) Names: DIX FRÈRES DE QARTMĪNIn hagiography Ten brothers of Qartmin are remembered as a group of monks who took part in a fight with villagers from Qartmin over...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1210
Thallelaios - ܬܐܠܐܠܐܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: TālēlāʾōsTālēlāʾōsThallélaiosSt Thallelaios Thallelaios is commemorated in Thallelaios (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 12159, f. 254v-255v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2105
The Cherub Gaurding Pardise - ܟܪܘܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Krubāchérubin The Cherub Gaurding Pardise is commemorated in The Thief and the Cherubim text a work surviving in at least 6 manuscripts including ms...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1644
The Cross - ܨܠܝܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ṣalibaCrossCroix The Cross on which Jesus was crucified was an object of devotion in late antiquity and there were many narratives that describe how...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1661
The Egyptians of Qartmin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 648 ) Names: LES ÉGYPTIENS DE QARTMĪNIn hagiography the Egyptians of Qartmin were a group of 800 monks from Egypt who were buried at Qartmin Their legend was connected to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1216
The Good Thief on the Cross - ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Gayāsā d-men yaminaGayasaThe Good ThiefThief at the Right Hand (of Christ)Penitent ThiefGayāsāLarronlarronLarron (bon) The Good Thief on the Cross is a name given in the Gospel of Luke to the thief who was crucified according to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1851
The Magi - ܡܓܘ̈ܫܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: MghūshēMʿgūšēMagesMages (Caverne des Trésors)Mages (Chronique du ps.-Denys de Tell-Mahré)Mages et Saints InnocentsMagi The Magi from the infancy narrative of the Gospel of Matthew. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1859
The Monks of the Monastery of Mar Sabrishoʿ of Beth Qoqa - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Couvent de Sabrisho‘ de Beth KokaA short and anonymous hagiographic text The Monks of the Monastery of Mar Sabrishoʿ of Beth Qoqa commemorates the monks of the Beth Qoqa...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1659
The Seven Children of Beth Zabdai - ܒܢ̈ܝ ܫܒܝܐ ܕܒܝܬ ܙܒܕܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Bnay šeḇyā d-Bēṯ ZabdayMartyrs captifs de Bet-Zabday The Seven Children of Beth Zabdai is commemorated in The Imprisoned Martyrs of Beth Zabdai text a work surviving in at least 3...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1894
The Sophenian - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 500-600 ) Names: LE SOPHÉNIENIn hagiography: Sophenian was from the region south of Armenia between the Tigris and the Euphrates . He was a superior of the monastery of Qartmin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1488
Thecla - ܬܩܠܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 347) Names: TeqlāTheclaTeqlāThècleTHÈCLEThecla or Taqla and her companions, including Mary, were daughters of the covenant. They were arrested, interrogated, and martyred.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1497
Thecla - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: TheclaThecla is commemorated as a sister of Mar Mar Awgin and Stratonike . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3017
Thecla - ܬܩܠܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 1st century ) Names: St TheclaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/2416
Thedosius - ܬܐܘܕܣܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 307) Names: TēʾōdāsyāTēʾōdāsyāThéodosie Theodosia is a martyr commemorated by Eusebius of Caesarea his History of the Martyrs of Palestine . She was a virgin from Tyre . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2112
Theodora Roman empress - ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 548) Names: Theodora (Empress)TheodoraTēʾōḏōrāTēʾōḏōrāThéodora"Raised as a child acrobat in the circus, Theodora married the future emperor Justinian I in 523."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/779
Theodora Roman empress - ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 548) Names: Theodora (Empress)TheodoraTēʾōḏōrāTēʾōḏōrāThéodora"Raised as a child acrobat in the circus, Theodora married the future emperor Justinian I in 523."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/779
Theodore - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: THÉODORE "SAINT"In hagiography: Mar Theodore is an otherwise unattested saint mentioned in the Calendar of Qaraqos and by Rabban Saliba.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1498

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.