1. 2012-2016 (Fsojic)
  2. 2017 (Barytonesis)
  3. 2017-2018 (Per utramque cavernam)
  4. 2019 (Chignon)
  5. 2019-2020 (Canonicalization)
  6. 2020 (PUC)

oude stempelEdit

I think this is best lemmatised at van de oude stempel, other uses of "oude stempel" mostly appear like they are used literally to me.

Also, do you think you could add one or two cites to beu? ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:38, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

@Lingo Bingo Dingo: Not my favorite type of work here, but   Done. And per your suggestion, I've moved oude stempel to van de oude stempel. PUC – 20:43, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

faire maigreEdit

Just curious why you tagged me. Did you just want me to check the English gloss? If so, it looks good to me. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 23:37, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

@Andrew Sheedy: Yes, I wanted to get a native eye on my entry. Whenever I can't rely on more-or-less canonical translations and have to gloss things myself, I feel there's always a risk I'll leave mistakes behind. I was also curious if maybe there's a similar idiomatic expression in English (I haven't found any, which is why I had to gloss).
Also you're my go-to person for all things related to religion and Christianity :p PUC – 23:53, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
OK, that's what I figured! BTW, I just checked the Wiktionnaire entry and I notice it's different. It seems to describe fasting rather than abstinence. As a native French speaker, you're better qualified than I am to judge which is more accurate, but do note that they aren't the same thing. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 02:45, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Sheedy: I think they're wrong. (The quote they give for sense 1 is ambiguous anyway.) Le Petit Robert glosses this as "ne manger ni viande ni aliment gras"; and the TLFI, at maigre, says this: "RELIG. CATH. Pratique religieuse consistant à s'abstenir de viande et d'aliments gras, les jours où l'Église en interdit la consommation." PUC – 11:20, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
OK. I do think the citations in the Wiktionnaire entry indicate another sense of the word that has to do with quantity of food, however. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 21:16, 12 January 2021 (UTC)


Abstract nouns on -heid can get plurals on -heden with the meaning "act of X, something that is characterised by X". Nl.wikt tends to include more marginal and theoretical inflections than we do and I strongly prefer not to include those if they are insufficiently attested. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:18, 12 January 2021 (UTC)


Should there also be a French section for a sense "coronavirus, coronavirus disease"? ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 14:11, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

@Lingo Bingo Dingo: I'm not sure it's CFI-compliant, but it's used all the time, so I've added it. PUC – 15:33, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
I have added three independent cites, so it can stay as a hot word. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 17:28, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

We got into an edit war, cool...Edit

Hi. How come you don't like the idiom tag? It's a perfectly standard thing to add Alexfromiowa (talk) 13:16, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

It looks silly, in my view; if it wasn't idiomatic we wouldn't have it. There has been several discussions about this issue, but I don't have the time right now to point you to them. I acknowledge there's no consensus about this, but please don't add it on entries I've created. PUC – 18:32, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, I won't necessarily avoid tagging any entries thusly just because you made them, but won't avoid not tagging them either - remember, nobody "owns" any of the pages here, except possibly the evil henchmen working in the Wikimedia lab in some lair off the coast of Malaysia... Alexfromiowa (talk) 20:31, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

taper la discuteEdit

I don't think discute is used outside this expression, but thought I'd best ask you anyway. Alexfromiowa (talk) 10:40, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

@Alexfromiowa: That's correct, you can use {{only used in}}. PUC – 10:43, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

French SexEdit

position sexuelle would be sex position, right? Forever in your debt (talk) 22:49, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

It obvisouly is. I don't even know why I asked Forever in your debt (talk) 23:09, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank YouEdit

I just stumbled across your contributions and they're an absolute goldmine. Your French definitions are amazing. Thank you so much!! Languageseeker (talk) 16:11, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

prime adjectiveEdit

Hi. I was very surprised we were missing an adjectival sense for the French prime. I'm not feeling up to it right now, and will forget tomorrow, so do you fancy adding it? Forever in your debt (talk) 21:57, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Also, if you can link to the multiword terms you're creating from the terms' components, it would be awesome Forever in your debt (talk) 23:00, 31 January 2021 (UTC)


I know you've been nominated for admin a couple times. But do you have any interest in being nominated again? Imetsia (talk) 16:13, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

@Imetsia: Thanks for the thought. Yes, I'm still interested in becoming an admin, as I do a bit of vandalism reversion, and sometimes encounter obvious misspellings or other pages I'd like to be able to delete myself.
That being said, I'm hesitant, as I'm not sure I'll get more support than last time.
Just to make sure, you're aware of the various issues that have been brought up during the first vote, right? And you should also know that I did create one last sock a few months ago... All of that ought to be mentioned, even though I feel it's less relevant now; I mean, I still have a conflictual relationship to Wiktionary, and I still think I spend too much time on it, but when I feel frustrated about it, I simply edit under IP for a bit. The need to switch usernames or create socks or do weird shit - for lack of a better word -, I got these out of my system.
(If you get cold feet reading this, no worries; don't feel obligated to nominate me. It can wait. If you do nominate me, please mention this on the vote page.) PUC – 13:48, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I've made the vote. Please accept! Imetsia (talk) 15:50, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

y'a plus qu'àEdit

Do you think easier said than done would be an English equivalent? MM0898 (talk) 16:16, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

bien loinEdit

At Citations:bien you will find a phrase bien loin which I would translate as very far. This use is not among the existing senses of adverbial bien. The intensifier sense, translated really, has the colloquial label and is only supposed to be used with negative adjectives. TLFi also has an example of bien loin, and quotes an authority «Avec les adjectifs et les adverbes au positif, c'est bien, et non beaucoup, qu'il faut employer : il est bien savant, il est bien loin». This contradicts our usage note. Perhaps use has changed in recent decades. How should we resolve this conflict? Vox Sciurorum (talk) 20:55, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Another example of bien loin meaning very far at hétaïre. Languageseeker (talk) 21:10, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
@Vox Sciurorum, Languageseeker: I added the usage note in 2014 (diff), but was obviously short-sighted: I don't think it's colloquial per se, and its use is not limited to negative adjectives, as you can say c'est bien aimable à vous (it's very considerate of you); c'est bien beau, mais... (it's all very well, but); je te trouve bien silencieux aujourd'hui (you seem very quiet today).
However its use does seem restricted to me, and I certainly wouldn't use it interchangeably with très.
I don't know what to think about the TLFi note, as I'm not sure what they're getting at (nor of what they mean by au positif: "positive" as opposed to "comparative" or "superlative"?). From a native-speaker perspective I want to say: "of course you can't say **il est beaucoup savant, it's ungrammatical!". But now that I think of it, I've heard that foreigners sometimes have trouble with that point: bien meilleur (much better), not **beaucoup meilleur (but bien mieux and beaucoup mieux are equally acceptable, go figure). However, while il est bien savant is grammatical, it's not something I would say naturally either (don't know why). And I'm not sure what il est bien loin means.
So yes, it seems there's quite a lot to unravel here. PUC – 10:08, 14 February 2021 (UTC)



Quand on parle de langue bulgare, on utilise le terme Vieux-Bulgare. Par conséquent, ne révise pas le que j'ai déjà révisé. Merci!!

Pisateljrecnika (talk) 11:24, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Account namesEdit

I was curious if there was a particular reason for the bawdy, sexist or otherwise edgy names for your alts. I know that the naming of the majority of them is years in the past, but User:In her mouth was only created in August last year and is of the second type. Now it is not offensive to me, but it just bemuses me because you obviously aren't in your mid teens anymore. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 18:20, 23 February 2021 (UTC)


I think you may be right, I've found the following entry on the Internet: rycząg 1. It comes from a very old Polish-German dictionary (early 19th c.) and as far as I can understand it in German, it's a very technical term that I don't think I'd be able to translate into English (the definition is: 'ruchoma część w przodzie wozu, w której osadzone są kłonice', so some element of a hay wagon). According to this source: rycząg 2, it is indeed a real word but only to be found in some regional dialects, possibly extinct by now given that virtually everyone in Poland speaks only the standard dialect nowadays due to dialect levelling. Apparently, its synonyms are (or were): "ryczan", "reczun" (which sound like dialectal varieties), and "obartel", which is actually attestable in PWN: obartel. But the definitions are so technical and most likely outdated that I don't know if I'm competent enough to add it here. As for the Russian word, I couldn't find any source that would back up the claim that it comes from Polish "rycząg", which in turn comes from Middle High German. Except for Vasmer, that is, but I don't have a direct access to that dictionary to check it and I don't know how reliable the dude is nowadays (I mean, I know he's a legend in German and Russian studies but I don't know if his Polish was good enough to be reliable for etymological studies). Shumkichi (talk) 00:51, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

affiné adjectiveEdit

Should there be another sense like "matured, ripened", as in fromages affinés? Equinox 23:54, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

@Equinox: No, it's simply the past participle of affiner. I've removed the adjective section altogether, it's redundant. PUC – 16:10, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

derived and related termsEdit

Hey, it would be awesome if you could link more, like to tenir la barre from tenir and barre. Indian subcontinent (talk) 19:39, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

@Indian subcontinent: You're doing a good job, I don't want to marcher sur tes plates-bandes. PUC – 19:46, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
I had a feeling you were gonna say something like that. But I'd be delighted to share my turf with you Indian subcontinent (talk) 20:14, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
@Indian subcontinent: Can't it be automatized, though? I'd rather not spend my time on that. PUC – 20:41, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
It should be able to be automatized, because I'm sure other dictionaries/databases can automatically include derived terms. But since Wiktionary:Todo/phrases not linked to from components was created in 2009, this hasn't been done on WT. Indian subcontinent (talk) 08:21, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, the linky project is quite rewarding actually. I get to learn loads of phrases doing it, sweeping up some crap along the way. Queenofnortheast (talk) 00:34, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

ce n'est pas de refusEdit

Hey PUC, could you consider making an entry for ce n'est pas de refus? Indian subcontinent (talk) 07:03, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

@Indian subcontinent: Done, at ne pas être de refus. PUC – 11:25, 16 June 2021 (UTC)


Why did you reject my additions to the etymology of siderurgy and siderurgie? JohnOFL (talk) 10:15, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

@JohnOFL: Because they're 1) useless 2) badly formatted. PUC – 11:25, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

Lahore in punjabiEdit

Lahore in punjabi is written like "لہور" and not "لاہور" IMPNFHU (talk) 17:37, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

So please don't undo my edit IMPNFHU (talk) 17:38, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Etymology of lahoreEdit

Etymology of lahore is just a theory and there's not enough evidence that prove it to be true IMPNFHU (talk) 19:04, 17 July 2021 (UTC)


There's no derivative because "szyb" is a German borrowing, namely from "Scheibe":

Idk who tf put it there. But thanks for the notification, I'll add the Etymology now. Shumkichi (talk) 14:07, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Ending a French sentence with a prepositionEdit

Hello. Here are some things:

  • Should there be entries for en vrai and à vrai dire (perhaps something like "to be honest", "to tell you the truth", "really")?
  • Would a Frenchman, from France, ever produce a sentence like "bah en fait sa depend de quoi sa fait reference a"? (Ignore the bad spelling.) Or: "le garçon que j'ai habité avec". I know it might be okay in Canadian French. But not in France, right?

Equinox 02:26, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Equinox: I've created an entry for en vrai; we already had one for à vrai dire.
Regarding your second question, 1) I'm not from France and have never been in France for very long; I can only answer you from a Belgian perspective; 2) to answer your question anyway: I like to produce such sentences, but precisely because they're ungrammatical. I do it only to amuse myself. I don't think anybody - and very much hope nobody - would say this non-humorously. PUC – 10:58, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

mon Dieu etc.Edit

parents et amisEdit

Queen whoever nominated this for deletion at Wiktionary:Requests_for_deletion/Non-English#parents et amis; do you think it's worth keeping? Unrelated, I'm super in love with your tilted contents box. — [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 16:53, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, loving the tiltage too. I'm gonna make my talk page upside-down, out of respect. BTW, in the phrase feuille de pompe, which pompe is it supposed to be? pump-sheet, push-up-sheet, pomp-sheet, style-sheet and shoe-sheet would all be weird definitions for a cheat sheet Queenofnortheast (talk) 00:24, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
@Qehath: TBH, no, I don't think we should keep it, as it sounds SOP to me: compare "mes parents et grands-parents", "mes collègues et amis", "mes amis et ennemis", "mes amis et parents", etc.
Regarding your edit at étonner, I think your version sounds slightly better, but the indicative mood is not impossible here, and in fact it seems to me there might sometimes be a difference in meaning. I'm trying to come up with an example but I'm uninspired right now. (embryo of an answer: "ce qui m'étonne, c'est qu'il t'a déjà proposé de [...]" vs. " ce qui m'étonne, c'est qu'il t'ait déjà proposé de [...]")
(As for the content box, thanks, but it's not my idea originally: I copied it from User:KevinUp's talkpage.) PUC – 11:46, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
That's interesting; I don't think I can remember seeing anything like that where the possessive adjective isn't repeated, so I have a feeling that maybe that's only possible with people of some kind of relation. Like, I'm guessing one would always say "mes parents et mes chiens" rather than 'mes parents et chiens'? — [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 16:14, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Mh, I indeed wouldn't say "mes parents et chiens", but probably because it's a bit strange to put "chien" and "parent" on an equal footing; something like "mes chiens et chats" or even "mes dictionnaires et grammaires" is not entirely inconceivable, and I indeed find google hits for both. PUC – 18:09, 26 July 2021 (UTC)


I made this page so I can put potential example sentences here so you can just watch one page for that kind of thing. That way I don't have to bug you on your talk page every time I have a question. Thanks for helping — [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 17:42, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

@Qehath: Sounds good, I was thinking about something like that too. PUC – 18:09, 26 July 2021 (UTC)