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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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Aba I
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
Abā I, Catholicos
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
Abā, Bishop of Ninevah
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
Abi - ܐܒܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbaiʾAbbīAbbi Abi features in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1536
Abdā
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
Abdā
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
Abdālʿaleq
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
Abdelmasiḥ
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
Abdishōʿ
ʿAbdishoʿ - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʿAbdishōʿʿAḇdīšōʿAbdichoAbdisho‘ was martyred with Berikhisho .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1538
Abdishōʿ
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
Abdishōʿ Dasnāyā
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
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
Abḥay
Abhai - ܐܒܚܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: AbḥayʾAḇḥayAbhaïABḤAÏAbḥay features in John of Ephesus Lives of the Eastern Saints He was an ascetic who was ordained Bishop of Nicaea and later became...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1105
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
Abraham, bishop of Arbela - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 345) Names: AbrahamʾAḇrāhāmAbraham, évêque d’ArbèlesABRAHAMAbraham was a Bishop of Arbela who was martyred under Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1108
Abraham
Abraham - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 438 ) Names: AbrahamʾAḇrāhāmAbrahamABRAHAM, martyr de SaporIn hagiography Abraham was part of a group of martyrs killed under Yazdgerd II and connected anachronistically to Shapor bishop of Niqator and Isaac...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1110
Abraham
Abraham of the High Mountain - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 399) Names: AbrahamʾAḇrāhāmAbraham de la Haute MontagneABRAHAMAbraham of High MountainAbraham was a famous monk and miracle worker of the monastery of the High Mountain north of Mount Izla and he was the teacher...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1109
Abrāhām
Abraham the Priest - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham le Prêtre Abraham the Priest features in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1554
Abrāhām
Abraham the Egyptian - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham l’Égyptien Abraham the Egyptian is a monk from Egypt who came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ s Syriac translation of the Paradise of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1553
Abrāhām
Abraham - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham Abraham is commemorated in Abraham Cyriacus Barhadbeshabba and Sergius text in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus from John...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1547
Abrāhām
Abraham of Harran - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmAbraham of ḤarranʾAḇrāhāmAbraham de Ḥarran Abraham of Harran of Ḥarran .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1549
Abrāhām
Abraham - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham Abraham is commemorated in Addai and Abraham (text) in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1548
Abrāhām
Abraham - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham Abraham is commemorated in Abraham and Maron (text) in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1546
Abrāhām
Abraham II of Adiabene - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 346 ) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham II d’Adiabène Abraham II of Adiabene II was a bishop of Adiabene URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1552
Abrāhām
Abraham of Adiabene - ܐܒܪܗܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AbrāhāmʾAḇrāhāmAbraham I d’Adiabène Abraham of Adiabene was an early bishop of Adiabene who was originally from Herdā .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1551

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.