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:
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:
Similarly a search for:
"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.
Similarly a search for
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.
Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.
Thus a search for
To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.
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.