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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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Aaron - ܐܗܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AhrūnʾAhrōnAaron Aaron is a presbyter from Armenia who is commemorated in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1533
Aaron - ܐܗܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AhrūnʾAhrōnAaron Aaron was the brother of Moses and Miriam, and he is commemorated as the founder of the Israelite priesthood.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1534
Aaron of Alexandria - ܐܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ArōnʾArōnHéron Aaron is an ascetic who came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ 's Syriac translation of the Paradise of the Fathers by Palladius .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1773
Aaron of Serugh - ܐܗܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 337) Names: Ahrūn of SerughAaron of SerugʾAhrōnAaron de SarougAARON DE SAROUGAaron of Serugh was a disciple of Mar Awgin and founder of two monasteries near Melitene .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1092
Aba I, catholicos - ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 552, 540-552 ) Names: Aba IMar Aba IAbā I, Catholicos Aba, CatholicosʾAḇāAba, catholicosĀBĀ (ĀWĀ)Mar Aba I, Katholikos"Teacher of biblical interpretation, author, Cath. (540-52)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/306
Aba of Nineveh - ܐܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 585-590 ) Names: Abā, Bishop of NinevahAbaĀBĀIAbā was a Bishop of Nineveh who was martyred under shah Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1094
Abai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 335-385 ) Names: ĀBĀÏIn hagiography Abai was a Persian Martyr killed by his father Adorpirozgerd who later converted to Christianity He was mentioned in the legend of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1093
Abai of Hah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: Abai of HahĀBĀÏ DE ḤĀḤ ĀBĀİ de ḤĀḤIn hagiography Abai of Ḥaḥ was a monk miracle worker and disciple of Simeon of Qartmin He became abbot of Qartmin and helped to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1095
ʿAbda - ܥܒܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: ʿAbdāʿAḇdāAbdaABDA ('AWDA),Mar AbdaʿAbdā was Bishop of Hormizd Ardashir who was martyred during the reign of Yazdegerd I with Afrēm Jacob Papa another Papa Daduq and Durtan...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1097
ʿAbda - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABDAIn hagiography: ʿAbda was a bishop of Edessa .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1096
ʿAbda - ܥܒܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 376) Names: ʿAbdāAbda ('Awda), 'Awdisho' de KaskarʿAḇdāAbdaABDA ('AWDA), 'AWDİŜO'ʿAbdā Alaha priest was tortured with ʿAbdishōʿ by Ardashir brother of Sapor ʿAbdā was arrested with seven friends and seven virgins Barḥaḏbshabā and Samuel...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1099
ʿAbdachisia - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABDACHISIAIn hagiography: ʿAbdachisia was a martyr from Aphrodisias in Caria .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1101
ʿAbdalʿaleq - ܥܒܕܐܠܥܠܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʿAbdālʿaleqʾAḇdālʾaleq‘Abd al-‘Aleq ʿAbdalʿaleq was a deacon and martyr who was stoned to death.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1530
ʿAbdelmasih - ܥܒܕܐܠܡܣܝܚ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 390) Names: ʿAbdelmasiḥAbd al-MasihʾAbdelmasīḥAbdalmasihABD AL-MASİḤ ('ABDA, CHRISTODULE)ʿAbdelmasiḥ was a Jewish shepherd boy formally known as Aser who lived near Sinjar in the Persian Empire He converted to Christianity and pierced...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1102
ʿAbdishoʿ - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʿAbdishōʿʿAḇdīšōʿAbdichoAbdisho‘ was martyred with Berikhisho .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1538
ʿAbdishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Mar Abdisho ʿAbdishoʿ was the teacher of Mar Qardagh .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/3008
ʿAbdishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: AWDĪŜO'In hagiography: Awdisho was an anchorite monk from the area near Arbela who converted the soldier-saint Qardag .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1143
ʿAbdishoʿ - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 376) Names: ʿAbdishōʿAbda ('Awda), 'Awdisho' de KaskarʿAḇdīšōʿAbdishoABDA ('AWDA), 'AWDİŜO'ʿAbdishōʿ of Kashkar was tortured with the priest ʿAbdā Alaha by Ardashir brother of Sapor ʿAbdā was arrested with seven friends and seven virgins...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1100
ʿAbdishoʿ - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AWDĪŜO'In hagiography: Awdisho was a bishop and martyr of Kashkar .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1144
ʿAbdishoʿ of Dasen - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ ܕܣܢܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʿAbdishōʿ DasnāyāʿAḇdīšōʿ DasnāyāAbdisho‘ de Dasen ʿAbdishoʿ of Dasen was a monk from Dasen who trained in the monastery of Beth Sayare . URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1539
ʿAbdon - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 297) Names: ʿAbdonABDON et SENNENIn hagiography In hagiography ʿAbdon and Sennen were two Persian twins martyred in Rome Their story was contained in the martyrology of Bishop Polychrone...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1103
Abel - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 500 ) Names: ABELIn hagiography Abel was the first stylite saint of the monastery of Qartmin and was a patron against eye disease and paralysis According to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1104
Abel - ܗܒܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: HabelHāḇēlAbel Abel is a biblical figure commemorated in Cain and Abel text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Königliche Bibliothek...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1540

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.