Used to tag internationalisms, particularly those where the immediate source language is not clear. If it is, {{borrowed}} (or {{derived}}, as appropriate) should be used instead. This template should only be used in Etymology sections, and its use should be avoided in English entries.

You should always link either to the term that contains the full etymology or the term that the internationalism is based on if you use this template. Often that term is the English term, but it may also be in another language. You should prefer using the ultimate source language (the language in which the word was first used) if it is known.

A common case where this template can prove useful is with so-called international scientific vocabulary, such as words derived from Greek and Latinate roots that are adopted into a wide variety of languages with their own individual rules for adapting such loanwords.

Usage examples:

{{internationalism|fi}}; see {{cog|en|leptospirosis}}.

{{internationalism|hu}}, based on {{der|hu|la|prōiectiō}}.


|1= – required
The language code (see Wiktionary:Languages) for the language of the current etymology.
(optional) Overrides the default text that is displayed.
Shows the default text with a lowercase initial letter.
Don't display any text.
Don't categorise the entry.
(optional) The sort key to use for categories.

See also