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Note: This search will apply to the entire medievalist.net site, including the Hypertext Book of Hours, the On-line Calendar of Saints Days, and the Parallel Latin/English Psalter.

Type your search terms in the space below. Only exact spellings will result in matches. If you do not find what you are looking for with one spelling, you should try another. (Hint: for Latin words try substituting i for j, and vice versa). You can use a wildcard symbol (*) at the end of a Latin root to get all its inflected forms (e.g., "amic*" will return "amicus," "amica," etc., plus any other words beginning with "amic"). If you are looking for a saint, you will only find him or her if you use the same spelling that I've chosen to use. I will try to finish a list of alternate spellings as soon as possible. See below for more search tips.


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Search Tips

By default the search engine tries to locate pages which have exact matches for all of the words entered in your search query. If that fails, it then tries to locate pages which contain any words in your search query. If that happens a short message is displayed at the top of the search results indicating this has been done. In addition, there are several ways to modify the default search behavior.

phrase search
The search engine supports three types of phrase search.
To match an exact phrase, use quotes around the phrase
Example: "free search engine"
To match a near (within a couple of words) phrase, use square brackets [around the words]
Example: [free search engine]
To match a far (within several words) phrase, use braces { around the words }
Example: {free search engine}

+ and - qualifiers
If you prepend a word with + that word is required to be on the page.
If you prepend a word with - that word is required to not be on the page.
Example: +always -never

* wildcard
If a query word ends with a * all words on a page which start the same way as that query word will match.
Example: gift*

? wildcard
If a query word contains a ? any character will match that position.
Example: b?g

boolean search
You can use the following boolean operators in your search: AND, OR, NOT. These operators MUST be in capital letters.
Example: (contact AND us) OR (about AND us)

All of these techniques can be combined: +alway* -ne??r*

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