Search TFM

This utility permits searching for words or phrases, and narrowing down a query either to texts from published editions only, or to manuscript transcriptions only. You can select any number of centuries in which to search. You can choose to have matched lines of the text shown by default in the search results. If the relevant box is unchecked, matched lines will be hidden until you click “see matches” to show them. Rules and hints are given further down in this page. Note that cookies must be enabled in your browser to search.

Search for:

Number of lines of context:

Show matched lines by default

File types to show (texts or manuscripts):

Include results from centuries: All
14ème–16ème 17ème 18ème 19ème

Rules for searching


Typed search Results
chant Finds texts that contain “chant” or “deschant” or “plainchant” etc.
diese sept Finds texts that contain both “diese” (or “diésé” etc.) and “sept”
Aulide OR Tauride Finds texts that contain either “Aulide” or “Tauride” but not necessarily both
"une seule note" Finds the exact phrase “une seule note”
"premiere fois" AND fevrier Finds texts that contain the exact phrase “première fois” and also the word “février”
bouche* Finds texts that contain “bouche” as well as “boucher” or “debouché” but not “emboucheure” (the latter word neither starts nor ends with ‘bouche’ exactly)
" bouche" [double quotes, leading space] Only the word “bouche” is found
det* bou* Finds texts that contain “bouche” (or “bouchant” or “bouffon”) and “détestoit” (or “détaillé” or “déterminer” etc.) but not “vedette” (the latter word neither starts nor ends with ‘det’ exactly)
"det* bou*" Finds “déterminés bouffonnistes”

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 legitimate hit is found. Such “courtesy” highlighting does not mean that all texts with these words were found.