TIP of the day: Context menu searches for English New Testament part 3

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 11 2016 12:28 AM

1. For the next set of searches that can be run from the right click Context Menu, it is important to pay attention to the data that is available in the reverse interlinear as this data powers this set of searches as well as the Strong's and Louw-Nida searches discussed earlier.

Note that the reverse interlinear is documented in two sections of the Resource Information Panel - Reverse Interlinear and Support Info

2. In this post we will discuss the searches available from the surface text (selection) and the fields that expand/contract on the manuscript form blue arrow with the exception of the Strong's and Louw-Nida searches which were discussed in a previous post.

3. For the first example, I will select only the first word of our passage and choose "selection" on the right hand side.

4. The generated search is a simple search on the word "Mary".

5. For the next example, I select the manuscript form; this is the surface form in the original language manuscript.

6. The difference between this search and the one above is simply language.

7. The next example is on the lemma i.e. the dictionary form of the word. The lemma used is from the Logos dataset rather than some specific lexicon. If I select the "all resources", Logos will generate a basic search. I am also offered two options for running a morph search. The test example displays all three options.

8. The searches reflect three different formats

The cookbook for the morph search explains two of the forms:

from Logos 6 Help:


The simplest way to start searching for these terms is to right-click on a word in a morphologically tagged resource or a reverse interlinear Bible and choose the data type from the right side of the context menu. Several options to search for that data type reference will appear in the left side.

Another good way to choose a lemma or morph term is to use the Morph Search and type g: or h: or a: to specify a Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic lemma respectively, root: to specify a root form, surface: to specify a surface (inflected) text form, or @ to start a morph term. Learn more about how to type Greek or Hebrew/Aramaic.

Typing morph data type terms using the < syntax is not recommended.

Data types you may find in morphologically tagged resources include:
  •      Lemma lemma:λόγος (Morph Search) or <Lemma = lbs/el/λόγος> (Basic/Bible Search) — specifies a lemma, that is a dictionary-form word within a given language and morphological analysis.
  •      Root root:חסד:2 (Morph Search) or <Root = lbs/he/חסד:2> (Basic/Bible Search) — specifies a root form.
  •      Morphology @VaW[^2]MS (Morph Search) or <LogosMorphHeb ~ VaW[^2]MS???> (Basic/Bible Search) — specifies a cluster of morphological properties against a given morph scheme.


Logos 6 Help (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2015).

from the Logos 6 wiki:

General format is lemma:word@morph e.g. lemma:λόγος@N. Individually, you can use lemma:word or @morph.
Type g:transliteration or h:transliteration to get a Greek or Hebrew word list e.g. g:logos, h:el.
Type @ to get a “Part of Speech” drop down and make your selections.

Morphological terms can be used with operators #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8 & #9 above, but note the following:

  1. To use @ with #3 the format is (@morph) e.g. (@CLI) ANDEQUAL therefore
  2. Alternatively, use @morph WITHIN 0 WORDS e.g. @CLI WITHIN 0 WORDS therefore
  3. To use @ with alternative patterns the format is @morph1, morph2, morph3... e.g. περί BEFORE 1 WORDS @NG, JG, DG

Logos 5/6 have a root search with the format root:word@morph, but this is often best selected from the context menu e.g. λεγω is the root for λόγος so the search has to be root:λεγω@N.

Note that word by itself will find all occurrences of that word (see Bible Search).

Can use operators and lists #1 to #9, but using a subset of #1 that applies to bibles eg. Louw-Nida and Strong’s numbers.
You can perform lemma and root searches but get the format by using Morph Search as above and then select Bible Search e.g. lemma:λόγος@N will then appear as
<lemma = lbs/el/λόγος> ANDEQUALS <lbs-morph+el ~ N????>, where lbs=Logos Morph and el=Greek.

lang:word is a manuscript search, where lang can be greek, hebrew, aramaic, syriac e.g. greek:λόγος, aramaic:מלך, hebrew:מלך. λόγος by itself will find all occurrences of that word in an Interlinear bible unless you restrict it to Surface Text instead of All Bible Text.

9. Values are found in:

  • the text itself
  • the reverse interlinear
  • the drop-down menu of the morph search
  • Heiser, Michael S., and Vincent M. Setterholm. Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology. Lexham Press, 2013; 2013.

A sample of the latter source is shown below.

10. The next example is based on root, again the root assigned by the Logos dataset. Again we will illustrate one basic and two morph searches.

11. The format of the argument string is included with the lemma above.

12. The last example to be shown is for the morphological coding which unless otherwise indicated is the Logos morphology system. Again we have as example, one basic and two morph searches.

13. Again the format of the argument strings is discussed under lemma.

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Juan Gabriel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 11 2016 3:22 AM

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