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For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

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 of Alexandria - ܐܗܪܘܢ ܕܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Ahrun of AlexandriaAaron of AlexandriaPriester AhrônURI: http://syriaca.org/person/980
Aaron of Alexandria - ܐܗܪܘܢ ܕܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Ahrun of AlexandriaAaron of AlexandriaPriester AhrônURI: http://syriaca.org/person/980
Aaron the Monk - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܐܗܪܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Aaron The MonkAhrun dayroyoAaron dayroyoURI: http://syriaca.org/person/215
Aaron the Monk - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܐܗܪܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Aaron The MonkAhrun dayroyoAaron dayroyoURI: http://syriaca.org/person/215
Aaron the Persian — - ܐܗܪܘܢ ܦܪܣܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th century ) Names: Aaron the Persian RabbanAhrun the PersianURI: http://syriaca.org/person/107
Aaron the Persian — - ܐܗܪܘܢ ܦܪܣܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th century ) Names: Aaron the Persian RabbanAhrun the PersianURI: http://syriaca.org/person/107
Aba - ܐܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 400 ) Names: AbaAbaMar AbaÀb(h)ā"Disciple of Ephrem , author, and biblical commentator."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/308
Aba - ܐܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 400 ) Names: AbaAbaMar AbaÀb(h)ā"Disciple of Ephrem , author, and biblical commentator."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/308
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
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
Aba II of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 641 - 751) Names: Aba of Kashkar IIMar Aba IIMàr(j) Àb(h)ā II.Mar Aba II KatholikosAba bar Brik Ṣebyaneh"Scholar, Bp. of Kashkar , and Cath. (741-751)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/307
Aba II of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 641 - 751) Names: Aba of Kashkar IIMar Aba IIMàr(j) Àb(h)ā II.Mar Aba II KatholikosAba bar Brik Ṣebyaneh"Scholar, Bp. of Kashkar , and Cath. (741-751)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/307
Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th/early 7th cent. ) Names: Aba of KashkarÀb(h)ā v Kaškar Polymath author and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia r 590 628 Emperor Maurice of Byzantium r 582 602...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1086
Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th/early 7th cent. ) Names: Aba of KashkarÀb(h)ā v Kaškar Polymath author and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia r 590 628 Emperor Maurice of Byzantium r 582 602...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1086
Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th/early 7th cent. ) Names: Aba of KashkarÀb(h)ā v Kaškar Polymath author and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia r 590 628 Emperor Maurice of Byzantium r 582 602...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1086
ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Mansuri - ܥܒܕܐܠܓܢܝ ܡܢܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1575) Names: ‛Abd al-Ghani al-ManṣuriʿAbd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghanī al-Manṣūrī‘Abd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghani al-MansuriURI: http://syriaca.org/person/283
ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Mansuri - ܥܒܕܐܠܓܢܝ ܡܢܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1575) Names: ‛Abd al-Ghani al-ManṣuriʿAbd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghanī al-Manṣūrī‘Abd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghani al-MansuriURI: http://syriaca.org/person/283
ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Mansuri - ܥܒܕܐܠܓܢܝ ܡܢܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1575) Names: ‛Abd al-Ghani al-ManṣuriʿAbd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghanī al-Manṣūrī‘Abd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghani al-MansuriURI: http://syriaca.org/person/283
ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Mansuri - ܥܒܕܐܠܓܢܝ ܡܢܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1575) Names: ‛Abd al-Ghani al-ManṣuriʿAbd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghanī al-Manṣūrī‘Abd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghani al-MansuriURI: http://syriaca.org/person/283
ʿAbd al-Masih of Homs b. Naʿima - ܥܒܕ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܒܪ ܥܒܕ ܐܠܠܗ ܒܪ ܢܐܥܡܗ ܚܡܨܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: ʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. Nāʿima al-Ḥimṣī‛Abd al-Masīḥ of Ḥomṣ ibn ‛Abd Allah ibn Nā‛imaAbd al-Masīḥ b. Nāima al-Ḥimṣī‘Abd al-Masīḥ b. Nā‘ima al-ḤimṣīʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. NāʿimaʿAbd al-Masîḥ ibn NāʿimaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1002
ʿAbd al-Masih of Homs b. Naʿima - ܥܒܕ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܒܪ ܥܒܕ ܐܠܠܗ ܒܪ ܢܐܥܡܗ ܚܡܨܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: ʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. Nāʿima al-Ḥimṣī‛Abd al-Masīḥ of Ḥomṣ ibn ‛Abd Allah ibn Nā‛imaAbd al-Masīḥ b. Nāima al-Ḥimṣī‘Abd al-Masīḥ b. Nā‘ima al-ḤimṣīʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. NāʿimaʿAbd al-Masîḥ ibn NāʿimaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1002

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

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.