Main search form

From the dictionary's main page you can run a configurable search using the following fields:

  • Coptic word - enter Coptic text in utf-8 characters. You can also use regular expression wildcards:
  • Dialect - select one of the dialect sigla or use any for any dialect
  • Scriptorium Tag - part of speech tag to limit the search by, based on the inventory described here
  • Search in definitions - you can search within definitions in either English, French or German, or in any language. Searches can be restricted to exact sequences of words within definitions, or else to definitions containing all of the entered words in any order.

Quick search bar

You can quickly search for words without returning to the main search page by using the quick search bar at the top. You can enter:

  • A Coptic word or regular expression - this will search for your word in any dialect (for regular expression search see above)
  • English/French/German words - this will search for definitions containing all of these words in some language
  • A combination of Coptic and definition words - searches for entries matching both, in any dialect and definition language