Template:cy-proper noun

cy-proper noun

This template is designed for the lemma of all Welsh proper nouns.


Only use this template for the proper noun's lemma entry. For non-lemma forms (mutated forms), use {{cy-proper noun-form}}.

This template should be placed in Welsh proper noun sections, immediately following the ===Proper noun=== section header. It provides the inflection line for the entry. The template also automatically categorizes the entry in Category:Welsh proper nouns.

As with other Wiktionary inflection templates, please do not use subst:.


This template requires one unnamed parameter specifying the gender. All proper nouns should have this unnamed parameter. Compound nouns may require a named parameter in addition to the unnamed one.

If in doubt abut the gender only, omit the unnamed parameter. When parameter {{{1}}} is omitted, the entry is added to Category:Welsh nouns lacking gender. Someone else will then add the necessary parameters.

Unnamed parameterEdit

For all proper nouns, include the following unnamed parameter:

{{{1}}} - gender of the noun; accepted values are m, f, c, and mf [1]

Simple example : Cymru (Wales) :

{{ cy-proper noun | f }}
Cymru f
  1. ^ The values c and mf are equivalent, and are used for nouns that are grammatically both masculine and feminine.

Named parametersEdit

Most proper nouns do not require this parameter. Compound nouns may require a named parameter, as follows:

{{{head}}}, {{{sg}}} or {{{current}}} - replaces the initial headword form; may be used to link components of a compound noun. The default is {{PAGENAME}}
{{{sort}}}, the catkey for Category:Welsh proper nouns. The default is {{PAGENAME}}


  1. Simple noun - Lloegr (England) :
    {{ cy-proper noun | f }}
    Lloegr f
    Simple situation with only the unnamed parameter included.
  2. Compound noun - Ynys Môn (Anglesey) :
    {{ cy-proper noun | f | head=[[ynys|Ynys]] [[Môn]] }}
    Ynys Môn f
    The named parameter {{{head}}} specifies the headword form. If desired, the component words may be linked directly to the Welsh language section of their respective entries, like this:
    {{ cy-proper noun | f | head=[[ynys#Welsh|Ynys]] [[Môn#Welsh|Môn]] }}
    Ynys Môn f