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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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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 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 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
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
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
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
Abimelech - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 552-581 ) Names: ABIMELECHIn hagiography: Abimelech was a theologian of the School of Balad who became founder of the martyrion , a secondary institution of the School of Nisibis .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1106
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
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 - 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
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 - 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 - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABRAHAMIn hagiography: Abraham is a monk of undertmined origins, possibly from the convent of Beth ʿArbin .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1107
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 - 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
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
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
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
Abraham of Beth Sayyare - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Abraham the PenitentABRAHAM DE BÉṮ ṢAYYRĀÉIn hagiography Abraham the Penitent or of Beth Sayyare was a monk from the family of Awgin and Abraham the Great He founded a...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1111
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
Abraham of Kashkar - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: Abraham of KashkarAbraham KashkarayaAbraham the GreatʾAḇrāhām KaškarāyāʾAḇrāhāmAbraham de KashkarABRAHAM DE KAŜKARAbraham e Kashkar"Monk, founder and abbot of the ‘Great Monastery’ on Mount Izla ."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/320
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
Abraham of Nisibis - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Abrāhām da-NṣibinʾAḇrāhām da-NṣīḇīnAbraham de NisibeAbraham of Nisibis Abraham of Nisibis is commemorated in Abraham of Nisibis (text) URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1550
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

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.