Use the “Quick search” if you want to search for all documents within the whole archive where words matching or containing the searched string are found.

For more specific queries (phrase searching, operators, and filters), visit the full Search page.

Search the TML

The search is mainly used to look for a specific text or phrase or to discover all the instances of a particular term across the corpus. Note that the TML reproduces texts exactly as in the sources, so it is always advisable to try alternative spellings.

Through the “Search options” panel, you can select any number of centuries in which to search, or limit your search to digitized editions or manuscript transciptions. You can choose to have matched lines of the text shown by default in the search results (otherwise they are hidden until you click “See matches” to show them).

 

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texts


lines with a match

Rules for searching

Examples

Searched string Finds
cantus All texts that contain either ‘cantus’ or words that end with ‘cantus’ (e.g., ‘discantus’).
cantus natura All documents that contain both ‘cantus’ (or ‘discantus’ etc.) and ‘natura’ (or ‘signatura’ etc.)
cantores OR natura All documents that contain either ‘cantus’ or ‘natura’ (or ‘signatura’ etc.) but not necessarily both
"cantus qui" All documents that contain the phrase ‘cantus qui’ (or ‘discantus antiqui’)
"cantus figuratus"
AND moderni
All documents that contain the exact phrase ‘cantus figuratus’ and also the word ‘moderni’
tertia* All documents that contain ‘tertia’ or ‘tertiam’ or ‘tertiadecima’ or ‘sesquitertia’ but not ‘sesquitertiam’ (the latter word neither starts nor ends with ‘tertia’ exactly)
cantus natura* All documents that contain both ‘cantus’ (or ‘discantus’ etc.) and ‘natura’ (or ‘signatura’ or ‘naturalis’ but not ‘innaturalis,’ (the latter word neither starts nor ends with ‘natura’ exactly)
"ord* prop*" All documents that contain ‘ordinem proportionum’ or ‘ordinatio propter’ not ‘subordinetur proportio’ (subordinetur neither starts nor ends with ‘ord’ exactly).
N.B. In all searches with the asterisk, the search results page may also highlight “fuzzy” matches found in the documents, that is words that neither starts nor ends with the searched string exactly. This happens if a legitimate hit is found. Such “courtesy” highlighting does not mean that all texts with these words were found.

 



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