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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
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
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 de Saroug
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
Aaron le solitaire
Aba, 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
Abbi
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
Abd al-‘Aleq
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
Abda
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
Abda
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
Abdalmasih
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
Abdicho
ʿAbdishoʿ - ܥܒܕܝܫܘܥ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʿAbdishōʿʿAḇdīšōʿAbdichoAbdisho‘ was martyred with Berikhisho .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1538
Abdisho
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
Abdisho‘ de Dasen
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
Abel
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
Abel d’Adiabène
Abel of Adiabene - ܗܒܝܠ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: HabelHābēlAbel d’Adiabène Abel of Adiabene is commemorated in Abel of Adiabene text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms Berlin Westdeutsche Bibliothek Or...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1541
Abgar
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
Abhaï
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
Aboursam
Aboursam - ܐܒܘܪܣܡ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 341, 341 ) Names: AbursāmʾĀbūrsāmAboursamIn hagiography Miles was a Bishop of Susa He was born near Tehran and converted from Zoroastrianism He went on a long pilgrimage and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1544
Aboushtâ d’Adiabène
ʿAboushta of Adiabene - ܥܒܘܫܛܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ʾAbūshṭāʾAbūšṭāAboushtâ d’Adiabène ʿAbousha of Adiabene was a spiritual father originally from a village in the mountains called Tallpnā URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1545
Abraham
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
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 - 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

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.