Template:spelling of

{{{2}}} spelling of term

This template creates a definition line for variant spellings of any sort of primary entries.

This template is not meant to be used in etymology sections.

Note that users can customize how the output of this template displays by modifying their monobook.css files. See “Form of” templates for details.


This template takes the same general parameters as {{m}}, and it uses the same post-processing on the parameters. This includes script detection, removing diacritics, processing embedded links, and so on.

|1= (required)
The language code of the primary entry term linked to (which this page is a variant spelling of). See Wiktionary:List of languages. The parameter |lang= is a deprecated synonym; please do not use. If this is used, all numbered parameters move down by one.
|2= (required)
The type of spelling (e.g. "obsolete", "alternative", "British standard", etc.).
|3= (required)
The term to be linked to.
A gloss or short translation of the word.