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March 2018Edit

Request: linking to specific definitionsEdit

For example, suppose I want to refer to the specific definition of nut as a perforated block usually of metal that has an internal screw thread and is used on a bolt or screw.

This is the 3rd definition on the page, but Merriam-Webster only allows linking to the page, not a specific meaning. Wiktionary allows linking to sections in a page, so we can link to Noun or Verb forms for example, but that's still too coarse for this scenario.


We can already do that with senseids. See {{senseid}}. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:54, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Jew World OrderEdit

seriously you're gonna leave this entry on the web? disgusting.

This is a dictionary. We simply document words. --Per utramque cavernam (talk) 13:54, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Why not? I wouldn't have known what it meant at all if it wasn't for the dictionary. In other words, I wouldn't have even known if people were insulting me with it. JamesjiaoTC 00:20, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Main PageEdit

I blame Wiktionary for stealing hours of precious work time. It's maddeningly entertaining.

Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2018-02/Allow retronymsEdit

I tried listing the vote, but got an error. DonnanZ (talk) 09:27, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

@Donnanz: Done. --Per utramque cavernam (talk) 10:42, 14 March 2018 (UTC)


Brilliant site - very user friendly.

Wiktionary is just fabulous! Thank everybody who creates it! :)

elephant: broken template (?) in "Related terms"Edit

in elephant#Related_terms, formatting information (style="...") is showing. looks like this:

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| style="width: 1%;" | | style="background-color:#F8F8FF; vertical-align:top; width: 24%; text-align:left; " |
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-- 18:16, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Fixed. DTLHS (talk) 18:21, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


The word "Polyphiloprogenitive" is probably a made-up word (neologism.) T.S. Eliot "coined" the term in his poem "Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service." It is a play on words regarding the creation story.

It has much more meaning than dictionaries tend to ascribe to it. It does not simply mean prolific. First of all, any definition without mentioning love shows a gross lack of understanding. It is the act of creation that is both multiple in its nature and loving.

To be clear, Polyphiloprogenitive is the verb, not the object. It is God.

So, Mr. Eliot's poem begins with the word "Polyphiloprogenitive." And that word is God.

Here are the words of the creation story in the Bible: John, Chapter One, Verse One:

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ ὁ Λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ Θεὸς ἦν ὁ Λόγος

This translates to:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Anyway, just to underline Mr. Eliot's subtle word play: In the beginning of the poem is the word "Polyphiloprogenitive," and that word is God. 20:47, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

It can't be a verb in English. Equinox 12:20, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Appendix talk:Mandarin Frequency lists/1-1000Edit

Hi, Can someone please link to the original Academia Sinica list of 20,000 words as one file (Word or Excel or whatever)? Thank you : )

@Atitarev? —suzukaze (tc) 01:08, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I can't find it any more. It may have been removed. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 01:47, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Foreign word of the day: garbejoEdit

There's an error; the closing parentheses was omitted. 01:06, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Fixed. —suzukaze (tc) 01:07, 26 March 2018 (UTC)


refero I think that word could imply; "Tacksamhetsskuld" in Swedish.


ಥಹಅನಕ ಐಒಉ ಗುಯಸ

You're welcome. —Stephen (Talk) 14:15, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

April 2018Edit

Is it time to delete the feedback posted in January?Edit

I suppose I'm permitted to delete it myself but I don't know whether cleaned out on a three-month basis means three full months of feedback should be here. 06:29, 1 April 2018 (UTC)


I just want to say thank you!!!

Category:English words not following the I before E except after C ruleEdit

I have a problem regarding this document in question. Your article is titled 'English words not following the I before E except after E rule' One of he examples that you used 'ANCIENT', DOES follow the I before E except after C rule. This is s mistake that I noticed and this note is just for constructive criticism purposes only. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Thanks but this conforms to the rule: i comes before e but it's after c. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:26, 6 April 2018 (UTC)


The definition is wrong. --2600:8804:6:4E00:9D85:2F0E:D369:DE2D 16:50, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

I’ve attempted to fix it. — Vorziblix (talk · contribs) 06:02, 9 April 2018 (UTC)


etymology is circularly defined with meristics

Better now? —Mahāgaja (formerly Angr) · talk 13:11, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Appendix:Glossary of U.S. Navy slang/Unit nicknamesEdit

I'm enjoying your site. I have three ship nicknames you may want to add:

  • USS KEARSARGE (CV-33) was the "Queer Barge"
  • USS PAUL REVERE (APA-248) was the "Peter Rabbit" because the letters "PR" were painted on the bow ramp of her LCVPs
  • USS WILKES-BARRE (CL-103) was the "Willy-B"

Robert Haley
Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Thank you, they have been added. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:13, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Appendix:List of German cognates with EnglishEdit

please add a colored banner to the top of this page asking visitors to help and expand the page, and to check out the discussion page also.


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I'm sorry, but this is an online dictionary staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable mostly about words and languages. I can't even begin to guess where to direct you. Chuck Entz (talk) 20:36, 15 April 2018 (UTC)


Yee- A term used by emos that was popularized back around 2016ish. It's derived from the south, or the "souf" and was made popular do to some dinosaur clip in the iconic "Important videos" playlist on YouTube.

Used for- It uses range from excitement to sorrow. Ex one: Emo one:"Dude... my gf just broke up with me... yee." Emo two:"Dude... I'm so sorry, Rawr XD."

"Yee" can also be used as slang for southerners,rednecks and cowboys. Ex two: Redneck one:"Yall boys got some dip?" Redneck two:"Yeeyee!"


humanity: characteristics that make us humans


What's the possessive noun?

Valdes’s. —Mahāgaja (formerly Angr) · talk 13:43, 19 April 2018 (UTC)