Morph Search

You can use Morph search to find specific morphological constructions in any morphologically-tagged resource in your Verbum library.

Note: Available in packages Bronze and above.

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Running a Morph Search

Search Results

Refining Your Search


Running a Morph Search

To begin a Morph search:

  1. Click the Search icon in the toolbar.

  2. Ensure that the Morph search type is selected.

  3. Choose the morphologically-tagged resource you wish to search by clicking the Resource Selector drop-down menu. You can search a morphologically-tagged original language resource or a reverse-interlinear enabled translation. You can also limit your search to specific fields or passages.

  4. Formulate your query. Verbum provides several tools to help you create an effective query:
  • Search Helps (in the main search pane) provide basic guidance about how to construct your search.

  • Search Templates allow you to build a more complex search without having to use search syntax. Instead, select the kind of search you want to make, then entering your search terms in the dialog box that appears. Search Templates appear in the left navigation menu, which can be toggled on/off using the navigation menu icon .

  • Search Suggestions: As you type, Verbum will populate a list of suggestions to help you refine your search. For best results, select one of these. Otherwise,  finish typing your search query and press Enter.
  1. You can search for a particular morphological form of one or more words by typing the @ symbol immediately after the word. Verbum will display a drop-down menu allowing you to select what grammatical form of the word you would like to search for. You can select as few or as many morphological categories as you want. Press Enter or click the arrow  at the bottom right of the dialog box to execute the search.


Search Results

Verbum displays your search results in the search panel. You can view your search results in three different ways.


Passages View

This view displays all of the passages (verse or chapter) containing your search results. Clicking a search result (highlighted phrase) opens it in a new window in your clicked Bible.


To view two or more versions side-by-side, click the small arrow to the right of the Multiple Books Display button and enter the details of a version you want to add. Then select it from the options displayed by clicking the version name.


Add in any additional versions you would like to use. Then click the Multiple Books Display button to enable this.


You can save different combinations of resources in the menu and then go back to them with a single click.


Aligned View

This view displays the verses containing your results and aligns them by your search terms.


Analysis View

This view displays detailed grammatical and semantic information from the original language version of your search results.


Refining Your Search

Search Fields

You can limit your search to one or more fields. Click All Morph Text, to open the search field drop-down menu. Click the arrow beside Search Fields to expand the list of search field options. You can select one or more search fields.


Search Range

You can choose whether you want search results to be constrained to verse or chapter boundaries.


Bible Sections

You can limit your search to specific sections of the Bible, or to a Passage List, by clicking All Passages to open the reference range drop-down menu and typing a reference or making a selection.


Using Search Operators

You can perform more complex morphological searches by using search operators. For example, use AND to find forms of two words that occur together.


Additional Resources

Verbum Help: Morph Search

Verbum Documentation: Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology

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