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It is, because it comes from franco-, that is etymologically related to Francia. Italy.png IvanScroogeNovantotto (parla con me) Italy.png 09:45, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

<it> Permettetemi l'intrusione, ma controllando sul mio dizionario etimologico G. Devoto del 1968, questo recita che "franco" è da intendersi libero, affrancato, facendo anche riferimento ad un'altra origine dell'aggettivo "franco" come attribuito al popolo germanico dei Franchi, per i quali significava "uomo libero / uomini liberi". Cordiali saluti, --Glo (talk) 15:28, 6 February 2016 (UTC)


Hello, I believe the addition of a definition of "child" as "A human between birth and puberty" was a valid one. This distinction is frequently made by the public and many medical communities (i.e. "children and adolescents"). Furthermore, the definition I added frequently appears in various dictionaries, such as Oxford and Webster's dictionaries, indicating widespread use. Sega31098 (talk) 20:46, 12 January 2016 (UTC)


Template:it-adj is changed, see documentation change for details. --kc_kennylau (talk) 12:20, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

please check againEdit

marxisant#Adjective_2 --Romanophile (contributions) 11:40, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

anagrams and IPAEdit

Hi SemperBlotto. Why did you delete all the anagrams, IPA, etc. for scale leaf? Ping me back. Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 12:09, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

  • None of the anagrams were for dictionary entries. The IPA was for leaf, not for scale leaf. @Checkingfax SemperBlotto (talk) 12:11, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
    • Individually the anagrams were dictionary entries. The IPAs were one for each word (scale and leaf) = scale leaf. Could not you fix it instead of deleting it? Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 12:26, 25 January 2016 (UTC)


it=>peel? —This unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Think before you editEdit

I removed "{{move|Sueco-}}" because the page was already moved to Sueco-. Why do you think the move request should be left there? Lilac pig (talk) 12:34, 4 February 2016 (UTC)


You didn’t have to block her. I thought that that definition was pretty cute. --Romanophile (contributions) 17:35, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Buongiorno, SemperBlotto..Edit

..Mi permetto di scriverti in Italiano visto che ne sei appassionato, ma vorrei esporti anche un mio dubbio, che mi saltava all'occhio allorquando, vagabondando in giro per questi meandri, trovavo le parole "emilianense", col suo plurale "emilianensi" da te introdotte qui in questo en.wiktionary. Ora, melium abundare quam deficere, mi si potrebbe obiettare, ma.. siamo sicuri che esista quella it.parola lì? Perché io, da italiana nativa e qua in Italia residente, mai uditane, mai lettane, neanche sul Dizionario Zingarelli del 2007, nel Garzanti del 1965 e nel Petrocchi del 1912, che sono molto articolati. Un siffatto suffisso l'avevo casomai trovato nei cisterc-ensi, amanu-ensi, e forse potrà trovarsi anche da qualche altra parte, ma suffisso all'aggettivo già di per sè chiaro "emiliano", non mi sembra che si potrà mai trovare. Che ne pensi? Grazie, ciao, --Glo (talk) 15:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi. You are correct that emiliano is the normal term to describe something or someone from Emilia. However, emilianense is also used in certain circumstances - but I have given it the wrong translation! See, as an example on the Italian Wikipedia Glosse emilianensi - it means "relating to Saint Emilianus". I shall correct it - thanks for spotting it. By the way, we prefer all talk to be in English so that all other editors can see what we are talking about. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:31, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, SemperBlotto, and in this manner I 'm also ok in this meaning you say, ok, ok!!. Forgive me for having employed Italian, but also you can see what a bad English I have :-[ . So you 'll force me to improve my English! ;-) --Glo (talk) 15:37, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Italian playing cardsEdit

Hi. I've just made the table relating to the French cards, that are used in Italy, as well. It just depends on the game you're playing. Italy.png IvanScroogeNovantotto (parla con me) Italy.png 17:02, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Also, I've just noticed a funny thing: in template:table:playing cards, the names of the images are in Italian!! Italy.png IvanScroogeNovantotto (parla con me) Italy.png 17:14, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Hydrophile and lipophileEdit after SemperBlotto revert of Lilac pig's edits.

Please explain why these words should not be in Category:English words suffixed with -phile before you undo my adding of this category to those pages again. Lilac pig (talk) 12:58, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

They already were when you added the category. You've simply added the category twice (which does nothing, by the way). Renard Migrant (talk) 12:59, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
No, they weren't. Lilac pig (talk) 14:06, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
I've added an image at the top of the entry hydrophile after Semper's revert. No doubt @Lilac pig will thing it's faked. Renard Migrant (talk) 14:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Were you aware that templates add categories without their showing in the wikitext? The {{suffix}} and {{confix}} templates are designed for that purpose. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:05, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Re: vniust definition and Old v Middle v Modern English distinction.Edit

I put this as a reply in the new users question area then I realized you probably wouldn't see that so I decided to post here instead. (That is what Talk Pages are for, right?)

The reason I included a definition for "vniust" is because it is really more applicable specifically to the one definition of unjust (3 iirc) than a pure carbon copy of the modern usage of the word, hence why I included a tweaked version of that definition under vniust.

It's not Old English -- it starts popping up in Middle English as "vniuste" circa 1384 but Spenser and the KJV (so ~1580-1596 and then 1611) are considered the start of Modern English just using anachronistic spellings (Spenser and the writers of KJV were purposefully writing words to LOOK like Middle English while intending them to be pronounced like the spellings of their day because it was "more formal") -- so as far as I can tell the word really occurs mostly at a liminal point between Middle and Modern English; at least it's used in both forms of the language and it seems to show up the most in Spenser, the Geneva Bible, and the KJV Bible, all of which would be modern English with goofy spellings (but the Wycliffe Bible is certainly Middle English).

Is there a way to classify it as both a Middle English word and just normal English to illustrate the nuance?

Thanks Bradapalooza (talk) 17:27, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, if it is only ever used in Middle English texts (out of my comfort zone) then it should only have a Middle English section. If it also used in more modern English then it should also have an English section - but I have no idea how to define it. Good luck. SemperBlotto (talk) 17:33, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
    • The Middle English Dictionary defines it as "adj (a) Of a person, God: wicked, unrighteous, sinful; also as noun: the wicked; (b) of a person: doing wrong (to himself), harmful; (c) of a judge, God, etc: perpetrating injustice, unfair, inequitable; of an official: corrupt." so I'd say it does have a bit of nuanced meaning towards God-related stuff compared to unjust. I'll probably let it simmer for a little then tweak it. Thanks Bradapalooza (talk) 17:44, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

An old bot errorEdit

Hey Semper. It looks like, quite a while ago, your bot may have created some genitive plurals in -orum rather than -ōrum (like in this entry). Do you think you could find any examples of this that persist (the o should always be long, so they shouldn't be too hard to find) and fix them? Thanks! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 20:54, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

  • I'll try (I've checked the bot code is now OK (don't know when that correction was made)). I don't run the Latin bot these days - too much hassle. SemperBlotto (talk) 21:34, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
    • There are 73,580 Latin adjective forms. I found two of these errors on the first page of 200 terms. This might take some time manually so I'll see if I can automate it. SemperBlotto (talk) 21:44, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks. It was from 2010, but it's just that human editors rarely touch those pages, so unless I'm going through fixing some other error, as I was when I saw this. Tell me when you've figured it out so that I can scan through your edits and make sure nothing else is awry. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:50, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
User:SemperBlottoBot is running against a first small batch now (up to, and including ad...). SemperBlotto (talk) 22:07, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
You need to limit it to genitive plurals; it's catching other stuff (I've reverted all the bad edits). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:33, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
OK - second batch - only updates the entry of it contains the text "|gen|". (so it didn't update alterniflorum) SemperBlotto (talk) 07:48, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
All done. I only spotted one error (it updated a translation in "quorum"). SemperBlotto (talk) 12:13, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Looks great. Thank you so much. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:00, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Think nothing of it. If changes to Latin templates have stabilized, I might try running the Latin bot again. SemperBlotto (talk) 21:01, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Indeed they have, and I reckon there won't be any more changes to the template structure for a while, despite there being some talk of that. The current system is sufficient to cover all situations, which the older templates never were. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:08, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Removed wordEdit

Was trying to add a word, though wasn't sure where to add the word till I came across WT:LOP. Where is my deleted page located? I look at the deleted log and it's blank. Can you move it or give me a link to the deleted page that isn't blank? Nottusg (talk) 17:37, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Nottusg (talk) 21:54, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

--kc_kennylau (talk) 15:32, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Offline file corrected. Thanks for spotting it. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:38, 23 February 2016 (UTC)


Is collo (or colli) a good synonym of bagaglio? --Romanophile (contributions) 00:17, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

  • collo can, indeed mean bulky luggage. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:02, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

What does capo mean in Venetian? --Romanophile (contributions) 09:40, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

  • As far as I can tell, it has the same meanings as the Italian, but may also mean the upper body. The vec.wiktionary has a few usages of the word, but no entry for it. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:50, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
    • I can confirm the meanings here above. See [1] in vec.wkp. --Glo (talk) 11:21, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Its content is:
    • In Geography, cavo (or capo), means "coastal ledge";
    • In Anatomy it is the "head";
    • In Arboriculture that is an unpruned top of a branch;
    • In Navy, a non-comissioned officer;
    • In Tecnology, it means a rope, specially an electric wire;
    • In the work world or in the society, it means the chief, the governor.

--Glo (talk) 12:25, 9 March 2016 (UTC)


The format of the parameters of the Latin third declension templates (both noun and adjective) will be changed. --kc_kennylau (talk) 13:35, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

  • OK - I'll keep an eye out. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:07, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Do you still do Latin redlink bot-creation?Edit

Category:Latin adjectives with red links in their declension tables. --kc_kennylau (talk) 14:27, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, I'd like to. But there was a time when the templates were being changed faster than I could keep up with them, and lots of errors were introduced as a result (on top of my own human errors). My plan is to wait till activity on the templates has ended, then check my bot against the current templates and start again (slowly, one template at a time). SemperBlotto (talk) 14:30, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
The entries ending with -costus, -setus, and -florus follow 1&2 and the format should not have changed much. Please do deal with them if you want. --kc_kennylau (talk) 14:35, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Are you interested in Category:Latin verbs with red links in their conjugation tables? --kc_kennylau (talk) 14:50, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes. I'm going to have a go at both nouns and verbs soon. But I am filling Italian redlinks at the moment. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:13, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Italian redlinksEdit

Are you still interested in working through Category:Italian redlinks? I was unable to populate the redlinks categories for all languages because the code was generating too many module errors, but apparently I can populate the categories for a few languages without generating any errors.

I populated Category:Italian redlinks because I thought you might be interested. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 14:04, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Thank you - yes. I'm in Latin programming mode at the moment but I'll have a go at the Italian red links afterwards. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:08, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Moz - مۆزEdit

Hello, why this page (مۆز) deleted? Serchia (talk) 15:33, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Because it was a total mess. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:35, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
    SemperBlotto has very little tolerance for errors. I have restored the page and fixed it up. Please learn from my fixes. --WikiTiki89 15:38, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
You can talk about it in discussion page if there any mistake. This is my first page, but I think there was nothing wrong with input data. Serchia (talk) 15:43, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

aethal, aethalic acidEdit

Obsolete chemical things I can't work out. Equinox 21:36, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

  • They are alternative spellings of ethal and of ethalic acid. But these are also a bit difficult to fathom out; I'll have a go tomorrow. SemperBlotto (talk) 22:57, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

shearing shedEdit

thank a lot your edit on shearing shed, i did the same on Spanish version, see there please-- 11:57, 23 March 2016 (UTC) Penarc


I think that biomolecular is relating to biomolecule. Am I right? --Vivaelcelta (talk) 04:27, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes. I've adjusted the definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 04:56, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

ankle deepEdit

You said you couldn't move it, could you please re-create it in the correct place because I have no idea what you are talking about.

He already did: ankle-deep. --WikiTiki89 19:43, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

white sweet potatoEdit

Hi! Just wanted to reply regarding whether this is a sum-of-parts or not, I think it isn't because it refers to a specific variety of sweet potato (rather than simply a normal sweet potato that is white). See, for example: Just my thoughts. :) Goldenshimmer (talk) 22:47, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

It's not a specific variety- there are different types of white sweet potatoes in various places around the world. The fact that it's the flesh that's white and not something else doesn't keep it from being SOP- red apples and green apples both have white flesh, but we shouldn't have entries for either. As for your references, the one refers to "yamiamo", an obvious mistake for yamaimo, as a sweet potato, but it's a yam. That doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in its other pronouncements. 03:36, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

laxaram, laxaras, laxarat, etc.Edit

They are created by your bot and claimed to be the pluperfect active indicative forms of laxō, whose PLP.A.I. forms start with laxāver- instead. --kc_kennylau (talk) 15:30, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Created back in 2011. I'll delete them. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:36, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Question about "eolgi"Edit

Why I can't use "eolgi" as a synonym word for "interstate"?

  • Are you really sure that eolgi is an English word? I have never heard of it. Perhaps you should first add the term. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:06, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Homoflexibility removalEdit

Hi. I would like to know why my edit on the homoflexible page was removed. If there is any way I can fix my mistake and put my edit back up, please let me know.

  • Our entries are strictly formatted. You can't just add plain text in the middle of the entry. Perhaps you wanted to add something to its talk page? Also, you seemed to be discussing homoflexibility on the homoflexible page. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:38, 29 March 2016 (UTC)


Surely a example of usage is valuable, the quotation used does little to help!

Generally, a quotation is far better than a usage example. This is a great example of why that is true, because the word hypsometric is nearly always followed by the word curve, and speaking of "hypsometric colouring", though not wrong, would be considerably less common. We thus prefer evidence-based examples, i.e. quotations drawn from books etc. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:35, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
On the other hand, it might be difficult to find a quotation that illustrates the usage of the word in a concise enough manner. --WikiTiki89 00:42, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Your removal of "About that life"Edit

I created the entry for about that life, which has been a very popular saying for years. The google search for "about that life" (between quotes) returns 700K returns, and 388K results for the alternative spelling “bout that life” (also between quotes). On Instagram, there are over 400K images published with the tag #aboutthatlife. The saying has appeared in many outlets of popular culture, from song titles to thousands of internet memes. The saying “About that life” is as much here to stay as any other slang, and I was surprised by your deletion of this entry.

I hope to hereby convince you that about that life has the right to exist, and I would like to bring it back to life. However, I spent around 30 minutes creating it, and want to take this opportunity to ask you how I can revert it back into existence? Amin wordie (talk) 05:36, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

  • I thought that it was just too new to pass our criteria for inclusion. It also had no headword, and poor grammar in the example sentence. I see that it has been recreated and a headword has now been added. You might like to change the example sentence to an actual citation from the real world. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:50, 31 March 2016 (UTC)


so having just done my first edit do i get a nice hello? noooooo, no no no no, i get my user page deleted. well done you! great way to welcome a new editor! yay! show 'em some encouragement! nice work! that'll keep 'em coming back! The Elves Of Dunsimore (talk) 10:46, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

  • The purpose of a User Page is to give other editors information about the editor. Typically so that they can more readily assess the user's contributions. Most User Pages do this by means of babel pages or other factual information. The single word "elves" is not helpful. See the User Page of any regular editor for help in constructing your own. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:52, 4 April 2016 (UTC)


What does the asterisk mean in the IPA? I would have said it's a bot error personally. Renard Migrant (talk) 12:18, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

  • I've no idea (I don't do pronunciation). It was added by IvanScrooge98 (talkcontribs), so perhaps you should ask him. @Renard Migrant SemperBlotto (talk) 12:35, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
    @Renard Migrant: if you take a look at the help page, you’ll see it indicates the so-called “syntactic gemination”: in other words, chi followed by a consonant, makes it geminated: chi vuole /ki vˈvwɔle/, not /ki ˈvwɔle/ in Standard Italian. There is no official IPA symbol for this (probably due to its appearance only in Italian and a few other Romance languages in Italy), and so many dictionaries use the asterisk. Italy.png IvanScroogeNovantotto (parla con me) Italy.png 12:58, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
    Actually this phenomenon occurs in many languages. The reason there is no IPA symbol is because it does not actually correspond to any sound, since Alone, chi is /ki/ and together with vuole, it's /ki vˈvwɔle/. The symbol is really just a shortcut in place of an explanation. Having said that, I have nothing against using it. --WikiTiki89 14:24, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

planet gear, sun gear, etc.Edit

I know nothing about this subject but from Wikipedia I gathered that an epicyclic gear might consist of more than one part: the inner sun gear and the outer planet(ary) gear(s)...? In that case they can't be synonyms. Correct me if I'm wrong though. Likely. Equinox 05:37, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Hmm. I think that in these cases "... gear" is used to mean "... gear train" (system of gears) and the individual components are "... gear wheels". SemperBlotto (talk) 05:40, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Restore Citations:salicide ???Edit

I see you deleted Citations:salicide because of formatting issues. Could you restore the page so I can reformat? Thanks. By the way I think it's a bit bite-y to delete a page merely for formating issues. SageGreenRider (talk) 00:03, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Block of User:Daniel CarreroEdit

You blocked Daniel Carrero giving the reason "Adding nonsense/gibberish". However, I cannot find anything that could be considered nonsense or gibberish in his recent history, nor did you revert or delete any of his edits/creations recently. Was this simply a mistake? If so, please be more careful. If not, why did you block him? --WikiTiki89 15:20, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Probably this: meow meow meow meow meow meow. — Ungoliant (falai) 15:21, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh. Somehow I misread that in the log as "blocked meow meow meow meow meow meow (talkcontribs)", while it actually says "deleted page meow meow meow meow meow meow". I'm sorry for doubting you SemperBlotto, I think that block was legitimate, although I probably would have only given an hour block. --WikiTiki89 15:29, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
That was it. But, as he is a sysop, he will probably unblock himself. At least he didn't delete the main page. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:30, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
CodeCat already unblocked him a while ago. --WikiTiki89 15:35, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
TBH, I failed to consider the possibility that I would be blocked, but once blocked I was thinking along the lines of "well, I deserved it, so I won't unblock myself". That said, thanks for @CodeCat for unblocking me. I was feeling a little mischievous for once with the idea of creating meow meow meow meow meow meow, sorry about that. In my defense, that was a joke entry with a very conspicuous title, so it was likely to be deleted immediately, as SemperBlotto did. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 18:41, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
What concerns me is that Semper issued a block on a long-time, experienced and productive editor, for a single edit, using just a standard block summary, and then kept completely quiet about it. —CodeCat 18:46, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
He’s pretty merciless. I’d rather administrators only prohibit persistent troublemakers. There was a new user on es.wikt whose privileges I revoked for two days even though he only made two edits, but that was because I needed to sleep and I didn’t desire the risk of having him continue while I was offline for hours. --Romanophile (contributions) 19:14, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
He may be merciless, but without him, Wiktionary wouldn't be able to keep up with all the vandalism out there. --WikiTiki89 19:18, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Semper does an excellent job fighting vandalism. For the record, he didn't hurt my feelings or anything by blocking me for 1 day. If anything, another admin saw fit to unblock me after only approximately 2h30min, so a given block may be reviewed if others find it too long. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 19:29, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Being at the forefront of fighting vandalism does not give one a pass to be sloppy. Semper has put many of my slang and internet related words up for deletion. Semper-logic: Unless a term is frequently used in Nature Magazine since 1970, it has no right to exist in Wiktionary. No wonder all the young kids are on Urban Dictionary every day and haven't even heard of Wiktionary. Amin wordie (talk) 09:47, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
It may seem that way to you, but, judging by the kinds of pages you've been creating, I suspect that you don't really know the rules yet. I could quibble with some of his deletions, but most of them I've seen are justified according to our Criteria for inclusion. Chuck Entz (talk) 00:48, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
To me, this block represents on in a very long series of actions I've seen by Semper. He is far too quick to delete entries and to block editors, and his blocks often are for too long. I'm not sure he can be trusted with the tools. Yes, he may be good at fighting vandalism...because a large portion of his edits are deleting or removing content. Only problem is that some of that content shouldn't be deleted or removed. Purplebackpack89 13:35, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
He doesn't seem especially block-happy to me. Most of the editors he blocks are straightforward vandals- the kind that replace half an entry with "Poop", or who make subtle but obviously bad-faith changes to entries. Aside from spammers and single-purpose accounts that were obviously created solely for the purpose of vandalism, he generally blocks for 1 day. Considering that he patrols more edits than all the rest of us combined, his totals are high- but not his percentages. If you don't believe me, look at his block log. Chuck Entz (talk) 00:48, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Equinox made a joke entry in 2011, and so did I. Nobody was penalized. --Romanophile (contributions) 15:48, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


ADM is a planned language in development, plumbus is a real word in, latin based.

Dvictorjus (talk) 07:34, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Let us know when this language has an ISO code and we will be able to accept words in that language. The Latin for lead is plumbum. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:10, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Ok, I will provide this. Thanks for the advise; Dvictorjus (talk) 00:48, 18 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, sorry I didn't mean to revert edits. Are you sure your correct? The word has several meanings Oelkington (talk) 17:30, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Sorry. None of my Italian dictionaries had that meaning. But further research has shown you to be correct. Reinstated. SemperBlotto (talk) 19:37, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

A phytochemicals listEdit

User:DCDuring/PhytochemicalsinFood, taken from WP, has some chemical names that are redlinks. I have tried to change the capitalization to ours and added some alternative forms to the list as well. I am using the list for taxonomic and vernacular names of taxa. Enjoy. DCDuring TALK 13:53, 26 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, as I have not received any kind of feedback from the email I sent you, I just wanted to point that in Italian the verb "Resolvere" is an archaic (and thus unused) version of "Risolvere".

  • I have marked it as obsolete. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:26, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

home officeEdit

Hi! In the Wikipedia this term is regarded a German pseudo-anglicism. Maybe you can comment here, I’m not a native speaker. Best --Chricho (talk) 11:10, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

anti-access area denialEdit

Hello, I reverted the entry back to the original definition based on the citation, if you want to build a consensus to have it changed to your definition, that would be fine with me. Good luck. IQ125 (talk) 17:45, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

  • @IQi25 But if you look at all the other usages of the term (on Google books for instance) you will see that it does not seem to be actual warfare, just a strategy short of warfare. Also, the alternative form (with a "/") might also be the most common form. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:55, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Edit at excellensEdit

Hi SemperBlotto! If you have the time, do you mind taking a look at excellens? An anon has made some changes which I've reverted, because they don't seem to be improvements. All my reverts have, however, been reverted by the same contributor and I'm not inclinded to partake in an edit war. --Robbie SWE (talk) 11:14, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Latin -tio and Italian descendantsEdit

I'm guessing the Italian '-gione' and '-zzone' suffixes were removed from the descendant lists because they're not really productive in the language anymore, as opposed to the learned -zione? There are a few words that use -gione as a suffix still, combined with a verb root. Either way, it has a similar situation as other Romance language inherited equivalents like French '-(ai)son', Spanish '-zón', Catalan '-çó', etc., so why not keep it? Word dewd544 (talk) 01:22, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Some examples:
(lat) legio, legionis > (it): le-gione = coorte, milizia
(lat) regio, regionis > (it): re-gione = zona, confini
(it): erba > erbazza > erba-zzone = Reggiano tortino di erbe
(it): acqua > acquazza > acqua-zzone = pioggia pesante
 :-) --Glo (talk) 06:21, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes, but the '-gione' I was referring to was the kind in ragione, stagione, etc, which are actually from evolutions of -tionem (as opposed to legione and regione which are learned terms taken from the actual Latin legionem, regionem, etc). But all in all, it really is only a handful of words, so I could see why this may be contested. It's not a big deal, but just wanted to clarify. There's also the '-zone' in canzone, punzone, etc. Word dewd544 (talk) 11:15, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Citations & AuthoritiesEdit

Jeffery hello again = ) I've come to discover a Q&A on Wiktionary which states that it's okay to post a word (term) & without including any citations

"A: Yes! Wiktionary is still much smaller than Wikipedia, but the wiki philosophy is just as strong. If a word does not exist on Wiktionary add it. If you know nothing about etymology that's fine; your humblest contribution is still better than nothing. Someone else can add the etymology later. The minimum you need to include is the language of the word, its part of speech, and its meaning."

I don't mean to show a lack of officiality by not including citations but i think i very well understand the legitimacy, authority, & especially the importance of the term authorities . I do hope we can come to an agreement on this matter for the better of someones understanding of the law & its implication of their rights & freedom . = ) x8BC8x (talk) 14:51, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I haven't got a clue what you are talking about. SemperBlotto (talk) 19:58, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Unlike Wikipedia, we go by usage, not by authoritative sources. There are even terms that you can find in the OED and several other major dictionaries that we don't allow because no one has actually used them as opposed to defining them or mentioning them.
While you're not required to include citations when you create an entry, your content should be verifiable as matching usage according to our Criteria for inclusion.
Also, having read some of your definitions, I would add that a definition that's harder to understand than the obscure legal term it's purported to explain is worse than no definition at all. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:15, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Jeffery, I was the one who was making a point through our email messages about using terms from Black's Law Dictionary. Well I found that Q&A & was hoping that would bear some authority when it comes to adding Black's Law terms. = )

Chuck, I would think that the legal terms i have posted have been used to some extent but the instances have just not been made public as there are many judges & jurists who review Black's Law Dictionary & determine that the terms are non-historical and are currently valid. I also was hoping there could be an exception due to the fact that there isn't many sources for some of the terms which were included in my past postings. The "criteria for inclusion" says to include at least three citations although the Q&A doesn't state such a condition? Although It May Not Be In Accordance To The Letter Of Wiktionaries Law/Rule It Seems I Should Be By Its Spirit To Be Able To Include Terms Which Can Be 'Used' As Long As The Term Has Legitimacy. And also now I can't seem to find the quote but wiktionary mentioned something about the attestation being from that of some documention? Would that include documentation such as Black's Law? Could you please reclarify in relation to your comment about how my posting of the legal definitons were, I don't quite follow. Do you just mean that my post was obscure so it's best to post a more simple meaning? = )

I also found this site in regard to secondary authorities and Black's Law. - x8BC8x (talk) 17:37, 25 May 2016 (UTC)


On Wikipedia we use templates like uw-vandalism1 and uw-vandalism2 for vandalism. If a person vandalizes past uw-vandalism4, we report them to admins. Is that the same way here? Peter SamFan (talk) 16:41, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

No. Around here, if you start out by vandalising, you'll probably get blocked. We don't like too much bureaucracy. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:22, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
@Metaknowledge So when do you report users to Wiktionary:Vandalism in progress? Peter SamFan (talk) 18:50, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
That's for when you see active vandalism that needs the immediate attention of an admin to stop it from getting out of hand. --WikiTiki89 18:59, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
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