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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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Abraham Qidounaya - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܩܝܕܘܢܝܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: Abraham QidūnāyāAbraham de QidūnʾAḇrāhām QīdūnāyāAbraham QidounayaABRAHAM DE QIDŪNAbraham of QidunaiaAbraham Qidūnāyā was an anchorite whose niece, Mary, fell from the ascetic life but was redeemed through his love.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1113
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
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
Abraham the Recluse - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܚܒܝܫܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Abrāhām ḤbishāʾAḇrāhām ḥḇīšāAbraham le Reclus Abraham the Recluse is a saint who features in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1555
Abraham the Scribe - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Abraham of ȘawurABRAHAM L'ECRIVAINIn hagiography: Abraham the Scribe, also known as Abraham of Shawur , was a monk of Qartmin who cured lepers.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1112
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
Abshelama - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABŜELAMAAccording to The Teaching of Addai , Abshelama (or Barshelama) was an early bishop of Edessa and a copyist for the apostle Addai .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1114
Acacius - ܐܩܩܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 313 ) Names: AqaqisʾĀqāqīsAcace Acacius was a martyr during the reign of Maximinus II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1556
Acacius of Aleppo - ܐܩܩ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 432) Names: AqaqʾAqaqAcace d’AlepAqaq Acacius of Aleppo was a bishop of Aleppo veneratd by Balai .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1557
Acmonicos - ܐܩܡܘܢܝܩܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AqmōniqōsʾAqmōnīqōsAcmonicos Acmonicos is commemorated with Doticos and Cyriacus in Ammonios Doticos Cyriacus and Acmonicos text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1559
Acyndinus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 337 - 339, 350 ) Names: ACYNDINUSACYNDINUSIn hagiography Acyndinus Anempodistus Pegasius Aphtonius and Elpidiphorus were Greek Christians who died during the reign of Shapur II according to the legendary Acts...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1115
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
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
Addai - ܐܕܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AdayʾAddayAddaïADDAÏAday was commemorated by John of Ephesus in his Lives of the Eastern Saints. He built twelve monasteries with his brother Abraham .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1117
Addai - ܐܕܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AdayʾAddayAddaïADDAÏAddaï apôtreAddaiAddai Aday was one of the 72 apostles commissioned by Jesus to be a missionary Aday was ordained by Addai to travel to Edessa...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1118
Addai the Chorepiscos - ܐܕܝ ܟܘܪܐܦܝܣܩܦܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Aday KhurʾepesqupaAddaiʾAdday kōrʾapisqōpāAddaï le chorévêqueADDAÏAday Khurʾepesqupa was a monk and chorepiscopus commemorated in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1116
Adorhormizd (Dadishoʿ) - ܐܕܘܪܗܘܪܡܝܙܕ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 447) Names: AdorhormizdʾĀdōrhōrmīzdAdorhormizdĀḎŌRHORMIZD-DĀDĪŜŌ'Adorhormizd later Dadisho was a high born mobed who converted to Christianity after his daughter Anahid was healed through the work of Christian monk...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1119
Adorparwa - ܐܕܘܪܦܪܘܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 319) Names: ĀḎŌRPARWAAdōrparwāAdorparwaʾĀḏōrparwāAdorparwaIn hagiography: Adorparwa was a martyr of Tur Berʿain in Beth Garmai who was commemorated with his brother Mirnarsai and sister Sultan Mahduk .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1120
Agape - ܐܓܐܦܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 138 ) Names: AghapiʾĀǥāpīAgapè Agape was a virgin martyred with her mother Sophia and her sisters Pistis and Elpis .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1563
Agapios - ܐܓܦܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AghapisĀgāpīsAgapiosSt Agapius Agapios is a Palestinian martyr commemorated by Eusebius of Caesarea .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1564
Agapios - ܐܓܦܝܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AghapiyosĀǥāpyōsAgapios Agapios is a martyr of Palestine commemorated by Eusebius of Caesarea .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1565
Agathopous - ܐܓܬܦܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AghatpūsʾAǥaṯōpūsAgathopous Agathopous is commemorated in Theodule and Agathopous (text) , a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript: ms Vatican, Syr.160, f. 126-135 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1566
Aggai, bishop of Edessa - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 100 ) Names: AGGAÏAccording to The Teaching of Addai Aggai was ordained by Addai to be a bishop of Edessa he was martyred by the son of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1121
Agnes - ܗܓܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: HegnēHagnēAgnèsSt Agnes Agnes was a virgin martyr from Rome. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1567

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.