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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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Aha - ܐܚܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 500 ) Names: AḥāAhhaʾAḥāAhâAḤḤAMar Aḥā was the Bishop of Arzun and a Miaphysite missionary saint among the Armenians.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1122
Aha of Adiabene - ܐܚܐ ܕܐܒܘܗܝ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Aḥo dabuyʾAā d-ʾaḇū(h)yAha-dabouhy d’Adiabène Aha of Adiabene was the son of a priest from Arbela .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1569
Aha the Egyptian - ܐܚܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 300-400 ) Names: AḥaAhha the EgyptianʾAḥāAhaAḤḤA L'EGYPTIENAḥa the Egyptian was a monk and disciple of Mar Awgin head of Awgin s spiritual phalanx who came with him from Egypt and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1123
Aha the Solitary - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 573 ) Names: Ahha the SolitaryAḤḤA LE SOLITAIREIn hagiography Aḥa the solitary of Resh ʿAyna was a soldier in the Persian army later he founded a monastery near Nisibis traveled on...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1124
Aitalaha - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 324 ) Names: IṮĀLĀHĀIn hagiography Ithalaha was the bishop from Edessa who attended the Council of Nicaea There are literary fragments attributed to him that survive in...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1292
Aitalaha - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 355) Names: IṮĀLĀHĀIn hagiography Ithalaha was a pagan priest from Arbela who became a Christian He was imprisoned with other Persian martyrs and his ear was...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1293
Aitalaha - ܐܝܬܐܠܗܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, first half of 4th cent. ) Names: AitalahaAithallahIthʾalāhāʾAytaylāhāAytaylahaAitallahaBischof Ait(h)allàhā"Bp. of Edessa (324/5-345/6)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/326
Aitalaha, the deacon - ܐܝܬܐܠܗܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IṮĀLĀHĀIthalāhāIthallahaʾĪṯalāhāIthallahaIn hagiography: Ithalaha was a deacon who was martyred with the Bishop ʿAqewshma during the persecution of Shapur.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1291
Alexander - ܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܘܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AlēksandrōsʾAleksandrōsAlexandre Alexander is commemorated in Alexander and Theodule text a work surviving in at least 1 manuscript ms London British Library Add 14654 f...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1574
Alexandra - ܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AlēksandrāʾĀlēḵsandrāAlexandra Alexandra was a virgin from Alexandria who fled the city and locked herself in a tomb She never looked at the face of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1573
Alexandra, queen - ܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܐ ܡܠܟܬܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Alēksandrā malkthāʾĀlēḵsandrā malḵṯāla reine Alexandra Alexandra queen is commemorated in George the Martyr Antony the Soldier and Alexandra the Queen text a work surviving in at least 14...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1850
Alexius the Man of God - ܓܒܪܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ) Names: Man of God of EdessaAlexius the Roman (the Man of God)AlexiusGabra d-ʾAlāhāgaḇrā d-ʾAlāhāAlexisRishaAlexius the Man of GodAlexius the Man of GodSt Alexis"This general title is given to the anonymous saintly protagonist of a narrative set in Edessa in the 5th cent The core original..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/607
Alosis - ܐܠܘܣܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AlōsisAidesiosĀlōsisAidésios Alosis is a Palestinian martyr commemorated by Eusebius of Caesarea .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1571
Alphaeus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 303) Names: AlpheosĀlepyōsAlphéeALPHÉEIn hagiography: Alphaeus was a martyr of Caesarea of Palestine who died during the Diocletian persecution and was commemorated with Zachaeus and Romanus.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1125
Amai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AMAÏIn hagiography Amai was a Persian Martyr from the region of Adiabene She was a daughter of the covenant who was killed with other...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1126
Amantalida - ܐܡܢܛܠܝܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AminṭalidāAmantilidaʾĀmanṭālīdāAmantalidaAmma Talida Amantalida was an eighty year old desert mother of the city of Antinoe in Egypt who lived in a community of virgins as...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1576
ʿAmmi of Hah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: AMMIIn hagiography ʿAmmi of Ḥaḥ in Ṭur ʿAbdin became the first bishop of Ṭur ʿAbdin He was a disciple of Simeon of Qartmin and...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1127
Ammonios - ܐܡܘܢܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AmōnīsʾAmōnīyōsAmmonios Ammonios is a martyr commemorated with Doticos Cyriacus and Acmonicos in Ammonios Doticos Cyriacus and Acmonicos text a work surviving in at least...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1578
Ammonios - ܐܡܘܢܝܣ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 4th century ) Names: AmōnīsʾAmōnīsAmmoniosAmmonios the monkАммонийA 4th century Egyptian monk who wrote about the martyrdom of the forty fathers of SinaiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1577
Amoun - ܐܡܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AmōnʾAmōnAmounAmoun knew the priest Apollo.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1580
Amoun - ܐܡܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AmōnʾAmōnAmoun Amoun is commemorated in Amoun (text) , a work surviving in at least 6 manuscripts including ms Lady Meux 6 .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1579

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.