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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.

    Z

    Zachaeus - ܙܟܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZakayZaḵayZachée Zachaeus is commemorated in the History of Martyrs of Palestine by Eusebius of Caesarea .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2156
    Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist - ܙܟܪܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZkharyāZʿḵryāZacharie père de Jean Baptiste (annonciation) Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist is the father of John the Baptist. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2155
    Zacharias - ܙܟܪܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZkharyāZʿḵāryāZacharie Zacharias is a monk who features in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2153
    Zacharias the Prophet - ܙܟܐܪܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZkharyāZʿḵaryāZacharie le prophète Zacharias the Prophet is one of the minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2154
    Zakka - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: ZAKKAIn hagiography Zakka was probably a disciple of Mar Mattai and thus he was connected with the saints of Mosul Before becoming the successor...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1523
    Zayna - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZAYNAIn hagiography Zayna a bishop and martyr and his sister Sarah were a brother and sister pair similar to Behnam and Sara Their cult...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1526
    Zayʿa - ܙܝܥܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 350-450 ) Names: ZayʿaZay'aZayʾāZaï‘aZAY'ASt ZayaZayʿa was one of the most popular saints in the Chaldean and Assyrian villages He was a Palestinian and was a missionary to northern...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1525
    Zebinas - ܙܒܝܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZbīnāZḇīnāZébinas Zebinas is commemorated with Antoninus , Mannathus , and Germanus in the History of Martyrs of Palestine by Eusebius of Caesarea URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2158
    Zeʿora - ܙܥܘܪܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 527 ) Names: ZʿōrāZa'uraZʾōrāZe‘oraZA'ŪRAZaʿūra was an anchorite whose life was memorialized by John of Ephesus He was a stylite saint who famously replaced his teacher another stylite...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1524
    Zosimus - ܙܘܣܝܡܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZōsīmōsZosimus (summary of the vision of)ZōsīmōsZosime (Réchabites)Zosime (résumé de la vision de) Zosimus is a monk from Palestine. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2161
    Zota - ܙܘܛܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ZōṭāZōṭāZota Zota is commemorated in Thomas Stephen and Zota text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including mss London British Library Add...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3011

      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.