Syriac Word Search
Enter text in Syriac or transliteration to search for that and similar words.
Bi-Gram finds words that have 2 consecutive letters in common with 2 consecutive letters in the searched
term: searching ܟܬܒ 'to write' will also find
ܘܟܬܒ 'and ...',
ܒܟܬܒܗ 'in his book', but will also find
ܬܶܒ 'sit' and
ܬܳܒ 'to repent'.
Tri-Gram finds words that have 3 consecutive letters in common with 3 consecutive letters in the searched
term: searching ܟܬܒ 'to write' will also find all
its conjugations, ܟܬܒܐ 'book' and its conjugations,
but will not find ܬܶܒ 'sit' or
ܬܳܒ 'to repent'.
Levenshtein distance is the number of single character edits that must be applied to the found word in order
to change that word into the searched term.
will find words that begin with either
'to write' and
Notes on Search Results
The above search algorithms report the similarity found between the search term and the found words. For instance, searching for
ܟܬܒ 'to write' using bigrams will
give find the exact word with a 1.0 (i.e. exact match) similarity, but will also find
ܬܒ 'sit' and
ܬܒ 'repent' with 0.6667 similarity.
It will also find ܟܬܒܐ 'book' with 0.8
similarity. The higher the number, the closer it is to the search term. Trigram search works the same way. The results also give the
Levenshtein Distance which is the number of edits that must be applied to the found word to make it match the search term. The number 0
represents no edits (i.e. exact match) while a higher number indicates that the found word is further away from the search term.
Regular expressions allow for powerful search. Instead of searching for a word, you can search for a pattern. For example,
if you are looking for words that begin with either ܒ
or ܡ and end with
ܬ you can search for
This will find words like ܒܝܬ
'daughter' etc. You can visit the Postgres Regular Expression
to read more about the syntax of regular expressions accepted by Sedra.