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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

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    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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    Abgar V Ukkama ('the Black')
    Abgar V Ukkama the Black - ܐܒܓܪ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 13-50 ) Names: ʾAḇgarAbgarABGAR V LE NOIR (ŪKĀMĀ)King of Edessa (4 BC–AD 7 and 13–50) and subject of hagiographical accounts regarding the conversion of the population of Edessa to Christianity.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2823
    Abn
    ʾAbn - ܐܒܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʾAbnAbn Abn 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/1543
    Abraham of Nathpar
    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
    Adam
    Adam - ܐܕܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʾAḏamAdamAdam Adam is the first man, according to the Bible, and he is commemorated in the second and third chapter of Genesis. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1560
    Babai the Great
    Babai the Great - ܒܒܝ ܪܒܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 551 - 628) Names: BabaïMar BabaïBabai archimandrite du mont Izla Babai the GreatBabaj MagnusBabaï le Grand"Theologian and monastic author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/359
    Bnay Shebyā d-Bēth Zabday
    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
    Narsai
    Narsai - ܢܪܣܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. ) Names: NarsaïNARSAÏNarsai (Narsetes)"Poet and teacher of exegesis at the School of Edessa and at the School of Nisibis ; author of popular verse homilies ( memre )."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/650
    Nestorius
    Nestorius - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: NesṭōrīyōsNesṭōrīyōsNestorius of ConstantinopleNestorius ou Trois docteurs nestoriensNESTORIUS DE CONSTANTINOPLE"Bp. of Constantinople from 428 to 431."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/655
    Qashish
    - ܩܫܝܫ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QašīšQashish is commemorated in Qashish (text) , a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London, British Library, Add. 14647, f. 120-121v .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2032
    Yahbalaha III
    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
    Yoḥannan bar Penkaye
    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

      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.