Index of Places

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.

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Abba Peter the Iberian (monastery) - ܐܒܐ ܦܛܪܘܣ ܐܒܪܝܐ Names: Father Peter the IberianA monastery in the EnnatonURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2832
Fathers (monastery) - ܐܒܗ̈ܬܐA monastery in the Enaton region of EgyptURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2777
Abarne (settlement) - ܐܒܪ̈ܢܐ Names: ʾÂbarnê A settlement in northern Mesopotamia. URI: http://syriaca.org/place/2571
Ingilene (region) - ܐܓܝ̈ܠThe region around the city of IngilaURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2798
Ingila (settlement) - ܐܓܠ Names: AgelA town on the Tigris northwest of Amida .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/102
Adharbayjān (region) - ܐܕܪܒܝܓܐܢ Names: AzerbaijanAzerbayjanA region west of the Caspian Sea, encompassing the modern country of Azerbaijan and the provinces of northwest Iran.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/5
Uaris (settlement) - ܐܘܐܪܝܣ Names: UarisAueria/EureiaA village near Laodicea ad LibanumURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2730
Augusta (diocese) - ܐܘܓܘܣܛܐ Names: AugustaThe diocese associated with the city of AugustaURI: http://syriaca.org/place/3031
Augusta (settlement) - ܐܘܓܘܣܛܐ Names: AugustaAugustopolisA city in Cilicia PrimaURI: http://syriaca.org/place/3030
Euchaita (settlement) - ܐܘܟܐܛܐ Names: EuchaïtaEuchata A settlment in northern Anatolia. URI: http://syriaca.org/place/2573
Olba in Isauria (diocese) - ܐܘܠܒܐ Names: OlbaThe diocese associated with the city of OlbaURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2698
Apamea (settlement) - ܐܘܦܡܝܐ Names: Qalʿat al-MadīqQalat al-MadīqQal‘at al-Madīq"One of the earliest Hellenistic city foundations in Syria Apamea situated on the Orontes ca 90 km south of Antioch from the 2nd..."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/11
Edessa (region) - ܐܘܪܗܝThe region around the city of Edessa URI: http://syriaca.org/place/2775
Edessa (diocese) - ܐܘܪܗܝThe diocese associated with the city of EdessaURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2605
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/78
Orobiane (settlement) - ܐܘܪܘܒܝܢܝ Names: OrobianeA settlement with monks under the authority of Basil the GreatURI: http://syriaca.org/place/2699
Urima (settlement) - ܐܘܪܝܡ Names: OrimA town on the Euphrates west of Edessa .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/205
Europe (region) - ܐܘܪܝܦܝA continent west of Asia and north of Africa.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/591

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.