Talk:staff

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the definition from w:Staff (building material) should be added. --Diligent 14:56, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Magical staves[edit]

In literature, at the very least, staves are often associated with wizards and the like; this may be worth noting, but I’m not familiar with Wiktionary’s policies about stuff like this. It seems like a "sub-definition" to definition #1, which may be beneath Wiktionary’s interest level. The only reason I bring it up is because I came here curious if I could find some translations for it in other languages, but I don’t know which, if any, other languages have the same association. --DragoonWraith (talk) 04:56, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

That's a good point. The AHD lists four subsenses of our first sense [1] and none of them defines the magic wand associated with wizards. It could be that we should include all the subsenses, or we should remove or modify "especially one used to assist in walking" because it may be inaccurate. The problem with the former is that it could end up listing all the uses of a staff which is beyond a dictionary's scope.
As for the translations, keep them as they are and add {{qualifier|walking stick}} or whatever is necessary. It would be a pain to sort them into separate tables.
What do you think? —Internoob 05:40, 25 June 2012 (UTC)