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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.

    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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    Yahbalaha I - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Yahbalaha IYa(h)balāhāYa(h)ḇallāhāYahballahaKatholikos Jahb(h)allàhā IKatholikos Jahb(h)allàhā I."Bp of Seleucia Ctesiphon and Cath When Yahbalaha was elected the Christians in the Persian Empire enjoyed the freedom accorded to them by..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/809
    Yahbalaha III - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 1245 - 1317) Names: Ya(h)ḇallāhāYahballahaMarkos"Mar Yahbalaha III, an ethnic Uighur and a monk of the Ch. of E., was born in the vicinity of Khān Bālīq (Beijing)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/810
    Yahbalaha III - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 1245 - 1317) Names: Ya(h)ḇallāhāYahballahaMarkos"Mar Yahbalaha III, an ethnic Uighur and a monk of the Ch. of E., was born in the vicinity of Khān Bālīq (Beijing)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/810
    Yareth - ܝܪܬ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IrethYaretYāreṯYarethYĀRETMar Yareth of AlexandriaYareth was a monk who was trained in the monastery of Pachomius and then later joined the monks of the circle of Mar Awgin...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1509
    Yazdanduht of Arbela - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 345 ) Names: YAZDANDUHTIn hagiography Yazdanduht was a holy woman of Arbela who in 345 in the royal cities took care of and buried 120 martyrs of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1515
    Yazdapnah - ܝܙܝܕܦܢܗ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 542 ) Names: YazidpanāhYazdapnah and AwidaYazīdpanāhYazidpanahYAZDAPNAH ET 'AWIDAMar YazdpanehYazdapnah was a magian from a village near Karka de Ledan in Beth Huzaye Huzistan He stayed five years in prison before the martyrdom...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1518
    Yazdapnah, bishop of Kashkar - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 646-659 ) Names: YAZDAPNAHIn hagiography: Yazdapnah was the bishop of Kashkar . He was a contemporary of the Patriarch Mar Emmeh (646-49) and Rabban Theodore .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1516
    Yazdbozid - ܝܙܝܕܒܘܙܝܕ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 553 ) Names: YazīdbōzīdYazdbozid (Theodotus)YazīdbōzīdYazdbozidYAZDBOZID (THÉODOTE)Mar YazbozidYazdbozidSt YazdbozidYazdbozid or Theodute was a Zoroastrian Convert He was brought to Christianity by the martyrdom of Gregory Pīrānguŝnasp He was martyred in 553 under...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1519
    Yazdin - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 5th century ) Names: YazdinYAZDĪNYazdīnYazdīnIn hagiography Yazdin was an anchorite from the fifth century He converted to Christianity along with his brother Dadisho Dadisho s son Pethion became...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1520
    John bar Penkaye - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܦܢܟܝ̈ܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 660 - 733, late 7th cent. ) Names: John Bar PhankayeJohn bar PenkayeYuḥanān bar PenkoyēJohn Bar Penkaye (Phencaie)Yōḥanān bar PenkāyēJean bar PenkayéJEAN BAR PENKĀYÉIohannanIoannes bar Penkaje"Author of a summary history of the world."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/821
    Yozadaq - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 7th cent. ) Names: YozadaqYOZADĀQIn hagiography Yozadaq was a monk and a disciple of Rabban Bar ʿIdta and a companion of Rabban Hormizd on Mount Resa He built...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1522

      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.