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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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    Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

    Thus a search for

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    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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    ابرهيم النفتري
    Abraham of Nathpar — - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܢܬܦܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th - early 7th cent. ) Names: Abraham of NaphtarAbraham of NatparAbraham de NathparAbrāhām NeptarāyāAbraham of NethparAbraham of NaphtarʾAḇrāhām NeptarāyāAbraham de NethparABRAHAM DE NEṮPARAbraham of NathparAbraham de NathparAbraham de Nephtar"Monastic author At various points in the tradition the pe ܦ and the tau ܬ in the name Naphtar have been transposed The..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/321
    اثناسيوس الاسكندري
    Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria - ܐܬܢܣܝܣ ܕܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 296 - 373) Names: Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanase d’AlexandrieAthānāsīyōsAthanasiusʾĀṯānāsīyōsAthanaseAthanase d’AlexandrieAthanasiosAthanasiosAthanasius of Alexandria"Bp. of Alexandria and Greek author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/354
    اسحق النينوي
    Isaac of Nineveh - ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ) Names: Isḥaq of NinevehIsaac of NinevehIsḥāqIsaac of NinevaIsaacʾĪsḥāqIsaac de NiniveISAACIsaac of NinevahIsaac the SyrianIsaac Ninivita"Influential monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/550
    اغناطيوس النوراني
    Ignatius of Antioch - ܐܓܢܛܝܘܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ca. 107, 110 ) Names: Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius the IlluminatorIgnaṭiyosIgnatiusʾAgnāṭīsIgnace d’AntiocheIGNACE"Bp. of Antioch , martyred in Rome."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/544
    افرهاط الفارسي
    Aphrahat - ܐܦܪܗܛ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 364, first half of 4th cent. ) Names: AphrahaṭAphrahat the PersianAphrahatAphrahaat the Persian AnchoriteAphrahat the PersianAPHRAAT LE PERSEAp(h)rahaṭAphrahates"Syriac author of 23 ‘Demonstrations’, known as ‘the Persian Sage’."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/10
    البطريرك ساويرا الثاني
    Severus bar Mashqo - ܣܘܝܪܐ ܕܬܪܝܢ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 684, 668-681 ) Names: Severos bar MashqoSeverus Patriarch IISeverus bar MashqaSeverus II Bar MasqaSÉVÈRE II BAR MAŠQASeverus II bar Mashqa"Patr. since 667/8. Severos was from Dayro da-Pgimto ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/106
    البطريرك يوحنا ابن شيء اللّٰه
    John bar Shayullah - ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1493) Names: John XIV Patriarch Bar Shayʾ AllahYuḥanon bar ShayullāhJohn bar ShayullāhJohn bar Shayʾ AllahPatriarch John Bar Shayʾ AllahPatriarch John Bar Shayʾ AllahIgnace XI John Bar-Shayleh, patriarchIgnace XI Jean Bar-Shayleh, patriarcheIgnatios VII (XI) John XIV ibn Shay AllahSyrian Orhodox patriarch of the fifteenth century born at Mardin Composed a hagiography of David of Ḥomṣ and in turn was the subject of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/271
    العذرآء مريم
    Mary, Mother of God - ܡܪܝܡ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: MaryMary VirginMaryam yāldath AlāhāMaryam yāldaṯ AlāhāMarieMarie Mère de Dieu"Mary, mother of Jesus, features prominently in all the Syriac liturgical and literary traditions."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/624
    القديس اوسابيوس السميساطي
    Eusebius of Samosata - ܐܘܣܒܝܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 380) Names: Eusebius of Samosata St.Ewsebiyōs d-shamishṭEusebiusʾEwsēbyōs da-ŠmīšāṭEusèbe de SamosateEUSÈBEEusebios of SamosataEusebius of SamosataEusebius St.Bischof Eusebios von SamosataBischof Eusebios von SamosataEusebius of SamosataBishop of Samosata, defender of Nicene orthodoxy against Arianism, and associate of the Cappadocian Fathers.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/958
    القديس سويريوس الانطاكي
    Severus of Antioch - ܣܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 2/8/0538) Names: Severus of Antioch Severus of Antioch St.Sévère d’AntiocheSeverusSēwērāSévèreSévère d’Antioche (notice)SÉVÈRE"Patr. of Antioch , theologian, and prolific Greek author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/51
    القيصرة ثاودورة
    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
    الكسيوس الروماني (رجل الله)
    Alexius the Man of God - ܓܒܪܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ) Names: Man of God of EdessaAlexius the Roman (the Man of God)AlexiusGabra d-ʾAlāhāgaḇrā d-ʾAlāhāAlexisRishaAlexius the Man of GodAlexius the Man of GodSt Alexis"This general title is given to the anonymous saintly protagonist of a narrative set in Edessa in the 5th cent The core original..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/607
    امونيوس الراهب
    Ammonios - ܐܡܘܢܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 4th century ) Names: AmōnīsʾAmōnīsAmmoniosAmmonios the monkАммонийA 4th century Egyptian monk who wrote about the martyrdom of the forty fathers of SinaiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1577
    امونيوس المبارك
    Ammonios - ܐܡܘܢܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 4th century ) Names: AmōnīsʾAmōnīsAmmoniosAmmonios the monkАммонийA 4th century Egyptian monk who wrote about the martyrdom of the forty fathers of SinaiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1577
    اوجين القبطي
    Awgin - ܡܪܝ ܐܘܓܝܢ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ) Names: Awgen MarEugene the CoptEugene MarMar AwgenAwgēnEugèneʾAwgēnEugène (Awgen)AWGIN (EUGÈNE)"Mar Awgen is the traditional founder of monasticism in Mesopotamia ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/356
    اوغريوس البنطي
    Evagrius of Pontus - ܐܘܓܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 345 - 399) Names: Evagrius of PontusEuagrius PontiusEvagriusEwagrīsʾEwagrīsÉvagreEvagrius of PontusEuagrios"Greek monastic author originating from Pontus."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/483
    اوفيمية الشهيدة
    Euphemia the martyr - ܐܘܦܝܡܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 395/396 ) Names: EuphemiaEuphemia the martyrSt EuphemiaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/479

      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.