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October 2014[edit]

Special:Search like Wikipedia[edit]

If I type the title of an existing entry correctly, why are you making me do the clicking too? Can it not be as it is on Wikipedia? Correct search term => here's the page. Thanks. --Matija, 08:11, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

You did not give us a real life example, so we have to guess at what you mean. So, if you type biggest, you either want it to automatically redirect to big, or you want a complete entry at biggest, including definition? We experimented with this years ago, and people complained about misspellings such as concieve automatically redirecting to conceive, because then they did not realize that they were misspelling it. They wanted to see the page that explained that it was a misspelling of conceive, and then they can knowingly click on conceive. If a Latin student types permittere, you want it to automatically redirect to permittō. If that happened, it would be much harder for the student to find out what part of speech permittere was. We tested exhaustively many different scenarios until we settled on what we have now. So the answer to your question is, no, it cannot be as it is on Wikipedia. On Wikipedia, you're just want to reach the article, however you might spell it or misspell it, so you can read the information in the article. Here we are a dictionary, and misspellings and various parts of speech are a big part of what we are about. Furthermore, we are a dictionary not just of English words, but of words in any language. A misspelling in English is sometimes a real spelling in another language; a finite verb in English may be an infinitive in another language. So we generally do not have automatic redirects here. Redirects conceal information that is important to our readers, and redirects often end up at the wrong word, or even the wrong language. —Stephen (Talk)

11:18, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

That's in a large part caused by Wiktionary's limited software though. There's no reason computers cannot state spelling errors, parts of speech and so on and the definitions in one go.

Thanks for this awesome website! Keep up the awesome work!


Just want you to know you guys are the most amazing website ever.

Category:Translingual punctuation marks[edit]

Emoticons are punctuation marks? Are you serious? -- 02:52, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

;) —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 14:44, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Wiktionary talk:Shortcut[edit]

How can I get Wiktionary removed from my computer? Every time I try to close all my windows, I have to deal with this one showing up and I can't figure out a way to make it go away. I would gladly have it as an icon on my toolbar, but this situation is quite annoying. Thank you for a response. Patricia Gray <redacted email>

It is nothing that we are doing to your computer. It depends on the kind of computer and operating system, and what exactly you did to put Wiktionary on your computer. If it is a PC with Microsoft Windows, and you have something like "['w] https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/", then hover your cursor over it, then right-click, delete. In any case, this is something that your computer and operating system have done for you, or to you, and we have nothing to do with it. —Stephen (Talk) 19:49, 2 October 2014 (UTC)


Appendix:English pronunciation[edit]

Super helpful. Thanx!


The Italian word "chimici" is also an adjective.

Foreign word of the day: anataño[edit]

Antaño. No anataño.

Yeah. Thanks. — Ungoliant (falai) 01:54, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


Could you please add any synonyms? Would be great!


phoney post, read discussion on page

No it’s not. — Ungoliant (falai) 12:46, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I wonder why no one told w:Plautus that he was using a word that wouldn't be invented until 2000+ years after his death- I guess they didn't have very good internet access in those days... ;) Chuck Entz (talk) 13:26, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
The talk page says it should be removed from Wikipedia, so that doesn't affect us. Renard Migrant (talk) 17:15, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Word of the day[edit]




The Italian word "presentato" is also an adjective.

I fixed the verb form presentato, it:presentato doesn't list an adjective. What do you think it means? Renard Migrant (talk) 17:17, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:Requests for quotation/Donne[edit]

The quotation from Donne would be as follows: "if this child of mine, inanimated by your gracious Acceptation, may so long preserve the Memory of ... JOHN DONNE." from Devotions 3.


PROBLEM: The conjugation randomly switches to заня́ться

Fixed. Thanks. —Stephen (Talk) 03:40, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you both! --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 04:11, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:English words prefixed with ex-[edit]

your pages are fantastic i use them all the time. GOOD ON YA!

Word of the day: croggy[edit]

It would be helpful if you would discriminate between English variants for certain words. For example, I've never heard of the word "croggy". Is it British?

I haven't heard of it here in northern England, and the OED haven't included it in any of their dictionaries yet, but I assume that they are considering it to include in their next update, or perhaps it is just in their database and will never make it into the dictionary. (The fact that Wiktionary has picked up the word makes it more likely that it will enter the language.) Looking at the authors who use it, I guess that it is restricted to the dialect of north-east England. This would explain why I've never heard it here in the north-west.
I find the suggest etymology most unconvincing since the limpet sense is Cornish. I suggest that it is just a corruption of crossbar, but I have no more evidence for this than for the limpet suggestion. Dbfirs 10:01, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

arraigar Verb table correction[edit]

The conjugation table is incorrect for the verb "arraigar" in Portuguese. To it, as with other verbs ending in '-gar', a silent 'u' is adding after the 'g' to maintain its "hard" pronunciation, [ɡ] or [ɣ], rather than the pre-palatal [ʒ]. Therefore, the forms listed on the table ending in '-gei', '-ge', '-ges', '-gemos', '-geis', and '-gem' should be written '-guei', '-gue', '-gues', '-guemos', '-gueis', '-guem'.

Fixed. Thanks a lot! — Ungoliant (falai) 22:47, 7 October 2014 (UTC)


Can you add some of your own ideas instead of posting stuff? thanks 4 reading my comment


The Italian word "violenti" is also an adjective.

These are useful of course, but any chance you could add these yourself to save time? Renard Migrant (talk) 12:02, 10 October 2014 (UTC)


Thank you

Foreign word of the day: πρέπω[edit]

Kinda weird y'all leave out definition #3 on the page in the foreign word of the day blurb when that's how I see it used most often.

Wiktionary talk:Requested entries (English)[edit]

make it easier to add words steatohepatosis


Please include mp3 files in the html5 video and audio tags. Unable to play audio in IE V11.

Most of our audio files are in .ogg format, so that would require a massive project to convert thousands of files. You just need to get a plugin that can handle the .ogg format. Chuck Entz (talk) 19:00, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Special:RecentChangesLinked/Wiktionary:Frequency lists/Norwegian Bokmål wordlist[edit]

Many Danish words


Thanks, great.


The declension table under this word gives a plural form for the word, but the information given next to the word itself says that there is no plural (as with the word tónlist.) This makes the page unclear.

Wiktionary:Main PagePronunciation[edit]

I believe that there should be an explicit reference to the pronunciation key - it is not immediately obvious to the layman that you are using IPA characters, and it's not really that easy to find out even that.

I'm pretty sure anyone who uses any respectable dictionary is aware that IPA exists. People who (for whatever reason) don't know can simply look up "Wiktionary pronunciation" or "Wiktionary pronunciation key". Tharthan (talk) 23:46, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


Kind of harsh...

"One's surroundings or environment; the outer world as perceived by organisms within it." Who is this harsh to? Renard Migrant (talk) 16:59, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Word of the day: sparge[edit]

I'm not very tech savvy but have a suggestion for a very commonly used Australian slang word to add to your Wiktionary... DILLIGAF: Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck... Trust me, it will only take a little research to find this to be true. Nominate as WORD OF STRAYA!... ELCY78 (talk) 10:11, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


On the understanding that I am not a great wordsmith and don't speak Italian... I edited innamorato adding the "Related terms" inamorato inamorata

I then noticed how unsynchronised the definition innamorato is with related terms and feminine equivalents It would be great if a more knowledgeable wordsmith than I would tidy this up Specifically I refer to the definitions of and "Related terms" listed for; inamorato inamorata innamorato innamorata

Sorry to say that given my current priorities and time constraints it is unlikely that I can make the necessary edits

The one-n spellings "inamorato" etc. are English words, not Italian ones, so they shouldn't be added as Related terms to an Italian-language entry. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 13:11, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


First time I saw this word was "the interstices of space" while reading Clarke's explanation of "2001". He was probably right. Of course, he was probably right about everything. Something to think about with a comet headed towards Mars. Glad to see it here. Thank you.


I think that the future tense here is not the future but the present tense.

How about now? —Stephen (Talk) 18:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Word of the day: unciform[edit]

I love how u always out the word of the DAY!!!! Keep on doing it!!!😄😄😜😜😋'

nuclear power plant[edit]

It is very practical .



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I have a couple of observations about the layout of the entries in Wiktionary. It seems to me that it is confusing in two ways:

First, although there is a table of contents which is intended to help locate different sections within the entry, the section containing the meaning of the word (and which therefore forms the hyperlink in the contents), is not headed “meaning”, but with the type of word it is, e.g. “adjective” or “noun”. This means that the section heading does not actually say what is in the section, and that it is not consistent between entries. You may say that approach would not work when a word can form different parts of speech, but these different uses of the word should then be sub-sections within an overall “meaning” section. (Also, the section headings do not have the numbering which is used in the contents, which would also help useability).

Second, the section containing the meaning of a word is halfway down the list. Surely the meaning of the word would be the objective of a large majority of users, and should therefore be first in the list.

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Usage of computers and phones with small screens are forcing users to scroll down to see the meaning of words and this inconvenience is being saved into web pages and screen captures. As you do not pretend to be "didactic" at all costs, one would expect the meaning, etymology (and pronunciation) to be delivered at once and then go on to list the Contents as the display has become smaller as mentioned. Also the vertical space occcupied by Contents could be less, it seems.


I have an android and it just collapses everything. If I want only the definition of the noun I just click on the section 'Noun' and I don't see anything else. Renard Migrant (talk) 14:55, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh, mine doesn't. Is there a special setting for small screens? Dbfirs 16:17, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
We've had this discussion here before, in more detail, but nothing will come of it because Wiktionary uses the standard Wikimedia layout and that won't change. It should change, and it could, but it won't happen.


Foreign word of the day: رجاrzwe[edit]

wguhf iwheiajh ihks jrhheztwh0 k89343 804309 z 5803207 8402 ÃĕÜÙ


very impressed with Wicking. Plan on making use of it. If allowed. Thank you and have a good day.


i think u r v good

Word of the day: miniver[edit]

Thanks for the word of the day! Now i know what the miniver is:


Don't parleu Catalanglish!

Definitions are always in English, for definitions written in Catalan, go to ca:. However comprendre is Catalan of course, we can't put an English word in there without making it false now can we! Renard Migrant (talk) 18:07, 27 October 2014 (UTC)



Wiktionary:Frequency lists/Serbo-Croatian wordlist[edit]

It would be important to put the occurrence of lexems into the context of the totality of words, so everybody can calculate the percentage of appearence. Thank, otherwise a excellent work.

Wiktionary:Translation requests[edit]

it is a very nice program but there is no malayalam translation

That’s right. At the moment, we do not have anyone here who is doing Malayalam. We used to have a good Malayalam editor, but he left. Hopefully another one will come soon. —Stephen (Talk) 12:18, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Brownie point[edit]

The Etymology section here gives the impression that the origin of this phrase is definitely known, whereas according to the Wikipedia article ([1]) it is anything but.

Thank you. Perhaps someone didn't like the unpleasant truth. I've adjusted the entry, putting the most likely brownnose origin back, leaving the junior Girl Guide details as a likely influence. I don't think we need include all the other guesses, though it would be interesting to know if there is any early evidence for Kodak points. Dbfirs 21:58, 3 November 2014 (UTC)


good to have such things on the net upgrade our knowledge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Frugi is also an adjective, see french version http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/frugi


Please put an OBVIOUS BOX next to OR NEAR the "word" that can be clicked on to HEAR the correct pronunciation of the word. I've found audio pronunciations before in the past but it has to be searched for and all too often I can't seem to locate it. I'll try searching elsewhere now. The history and meaning are important BUT so is how to say it correctly. Thanks.

Did you click the box labeled "Audio (US)" in the Pronunciation section of breathe? I can't think how to make it more obvious. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 18:03, 27 October 2014 (UTC)


Portuguese is missing?

Added. — Ungoliant (falai) 22:55, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Appendix:Latin third declension[edit]




capisce THANX ALOT,[edit]


Wiktionary talk:Main Page[edit]



There is no expression in Arabic called "كوكب سينمائي" to refer to "film star". "كوكب" is mostly used to refer to a planet, not a star. So in Arabic "نجم أفلام" is used, but not "كوكب سينمائي". I hope this get corrected.

Fixed. —Stephen (Talk) 05:00, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Provoto was the name my husband and I made up one day it has no meaning we have the url and we used the name for our company -- my husband and I have made up many many names that we use -- so before you saw Provoto, it was not -- it became once we made it.

It means something

totally different that what you are saying, it is what it is and it is what it will be, single, plural, male, female, past, present,  "It is PROVOTO" 

Cindy Sanders

Sorry, Cindy from Fort Wayne, Indiana, we don't recognise words that you and your husband have made up. They are called protologisms, and we don't have entries for them until they get used independently (not by you or your company). I think your company name has a capital letter which makes it different from the Esperanto word. Dbfirs 21:13, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I had a hamster called Tipperary, so what? Renard Migrant (talk) 23:19, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Jumbling the letters in an anagram on each word's page is providing trivial information. It lowers the quality of the dictionary as a whole and interferes with searches.

As a long-time Scrabble player, I wouldn't include them either! Anagrams reduce words (or phrases) to their mathematical properties. They're literally 100% divorced from meaning. Renard Migrant (talk) 23:16, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Pronunciation also has nothing to do with meaning, but we include those. Equinox 21:22, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
But pronunciation is useful, as are homophones. Anagram I believe are not. Renard Migrant (talk) 12:19, 6 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello, Should this not be *sunþą (neuter a-stem) to match the other cardinal points (*austą, *nurþą, *westą)? Also would you consider expanding the directional adverbs category to include further words ending in *-anē, such as:

  • nurþanē, *sunþanē, *austanē, *westanē; *haimanē (< *haimaz); *undanē; *hwanē, *hinē, *þanē (these last 3 from Kroonen) — that is, if they are sufficiently attested in the daughter languages. I suppose the problem becomes one of match the above ablative adverbs with matching locative and allative equivalents. If I knew more I would attempt it myself, but I don't have the depth of knowledge or the confidence.
    • The coverage of the Germanic compass points is a bit inconsistent and has been for a while. It is a confusing topic because there are clearly several forms that presumably once had distinct meanings, but the meanings have shifted around quite a bit so it's hard to determine what meant what. I would definitely appreciate it if someone would offer to get together some editors and sort it all out! —CodeCat 20:54, 1 November 2014 (UTC)


This needs to be corrected or removed.

Yes check.svg Done. — Ungoliant (falai) 15:58, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

November 2014[edit]


good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Foreign word of the day: comprehendō[edit]

The 3rd definition makes no sense. How do I arrest or detain a place?

Did you overlook the semicolon? It does not say arrest or detain a place, it says occupy, capture (of a place). Punctuation is important; it is there for a reason. —Stephen (Talk) 20:53, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
I messed up the pipes. It’s been fixed. — Ungoliant (falai) 21:21, 1 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi There is a mismatch for the entry in PGmc *snidaz. Surely the entry should be *snidą, to match the declension given.

@Leasnam:, what do you think? —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 08:07, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Koebler gives the reconstruction a masculine gender (*snidaz), yet none of the attested descendants are masculine. Oftentimes a pgmc lemma will descend masculine in WGmc and oddly enough descend as neuter in Old Norse. And in such cases his reconstructs for pgmc are Masc. But in the case with this word, the OE shows neuter. I would say best to err on the safe side and agree with koebler: that pgmc was masc (*snidaz), but add a note on the entry explaining why, noting that masc descendants of this word either died out, were possibly changed (in the case of OE) due to influence from Ngmc, or were simply never recorded. Leasnam (talk) 16:21, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
I have corrected it. Apparently when i moved it i failed to change the page info to match. My apologies. Leasnam (talk) 16:44, 3 November 2014 (UTC)


Hola. Desde hace dos meses recibo comentarios en portugués, a pesar de que he señalado el español como el idioma en el que debo recibir la información. Soy traductora de inglés a español. Dolores Carreras Rosario


Dolores Carreras Rosario, Fémina, Español-Inglés, Traductora de inglés a español, Correctora de pruebas, vivo en San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Special:translators [edit]

Add translator English to Urdu Add translator English to Urdu Add translator English to Urdu Add translator English to Urdu Add translator English to Urdu

Rather than repeating the same phrase several times, why don't you add translations into Urdu yourself? --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 12:25, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Word of the day: mara[edit]

Hello! I think it would be very interesting if you added the connection of "mara" with " -mare" in nightMARE (english) and "merry" in nachtMERRY (dutch). Is there an ethymological relation? Thank you very much!

It was already there. Renard Migrant (talk) 12:20, 6 November 2014 (UTC)


Dear Wiktionary I really appreciate your hard work. Whatever I may need is found here. You have helped me in everything and have saved my time. I donot know how can i thank you MAY GOD BLESS YOU, LIVE LONG THANKS VERY MUCH Yours Truly, Fiona Stacy Willton


So are you married and not been with your wife gor 26 years WOW

CHF Correct Writing?[edit]

Dear Sirs How do I correctly write this: CHF 120 or CHF 120.- or CHF 120.00

Thank you in advance for indicating the correct form.

In an English-language context both "CHF 120" and "CHF 120.00" are correct. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 20:00, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Category:English words prefixed with post-[edit]

awsome place to look for words

Glad to hear you found it useful ! And, Thank you for letting us know. It's always encouraging to know someone got something that helped them ! :)


please make a page in Bengali language. It is one of the most popular language in earth almost 240 million people can read and speak bengali

I'm not sure I understand. If you mean a Bengali Wiktionary, it's bn:. If you mean a Bengali page for technical it would be bn:echnical but it doesn't exist yet. If you mean Bengali entries on the English Wiktionary, see Category:Bengali parts of speech. Renard Migrant (talk) 12:16, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
The last two links should be bn:technical and Category:Bengali lemmas. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 21:21, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
We suffer of a shortage of Bengali editors. Would you like to become one? --Hekaheka (talk) 12:24, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
The 't' on my keyboard is a bit broken, apologies! Renard Migrant (talk) 21:07, 15 November 2014 (UTC)


i didnt understand even one word

Not even a and in? —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 13:57, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Some jerk in Singapore replaced the whole page with some kind of inventory data about 8 hours ago, but that was only there for about 13 minutes, so I'm not sure if that's what they're talking about. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:32, 9 November 2014 (UTC)


This is a wonderful website. Thank you for all your hard work. I know it is a work in process but an extremely valuable worldwide community resource. I often want to add information but do not understand the laws governing copyrights. I personally know so little and I don't want to violate someone's legal rights. Please know that your work is extremely important and will be a priceless legacy to all who follow you. Thank you. Milt Riggs.

Thank you! If you want to add something and don't know how, post on my talk page at User_talk:Equinox and I may be able to help you with it. Equinox 02:11, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Special:Search/Aran Economic Region[edit]

Aran economic region locate at central Azerbaijan.It has 2 million population about


i would like to see the obsolete definition of "religious" become more commonly recognized and used:)

We don’t have any control over that. We only record the words that people use; we don’t encourage or discourage usage. —Stephen (Talk) 03:10, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Special:Search खानदान[edit]

खानदान Its meaning and variations, please? Khandaq too. 07:31, 10 November 2014 (UTC)!

clan, family, pedigree, breed. —Stephen (Talk) 02:55, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

chock full[edit]

tjokvol (Flemish)


Did I misunderstand? CUID is it a medical problem affecting the body with poor longevity? I did not see this on this page.

What language are you talking about? —Stephen (Talk) 04:46, 11 November 2014 (UTC)


In DEEP SONG, Federico Garcia Lorca writes:"The duende is a momentary burst of 

inspiration,the blush of all that is truly alive,all that the performer is creating at a certain moment."


A fluid may be defied as a substance which is capable of flowing

Isn't that what our definition says? Dbfirs 11:12, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

shit-eating grin[edit]

Thank you this helped a lot


I have always found the search engine easy to use until today when I visited and tried to search for an entry. It is horrible to navigate now and I could not understand the logic behind the change. A list of possible results used to be displayed in an easy to read format. I am not even sure what the current mishmash of information that is now displayed is.

Please review the decision to make a simple task rather awkward and ugly.


FED, FE[edit]

FED - front end developer

FE - front end

Thank you, Zvi Lanis <email redacted>

Wiktionary:Main Page[edit]

Shouldn't the IPA for Wiktionary have an "i" as the last sound instead of the I like milk? I love Wikipedia's use of IPA, especially compared to Google.

That's the pronunciation of the person who created the logo, and it's not uncommon in at least parts of England. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:02, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it's quite common in the UK for the two "i" vowels to be pronounced the same (both as /ɪ/ as in city: /ˈsɪtɪ/), but /ˈwɪkʃən(ə)ri/ is also common in the UK. Dbfirs 11:09, 14 November 2014 (UTC)


Proprio che quello stavo cercando! Grazie.

Di niente. —Stephen (Talk) 05:47, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

circle jerk[edit]

Do women ever do this? Do women and men ever do it together? I don’t know if there’s a name for it. -- 23:44, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

orgy? Keφr 17:28, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Good web site[edit]

it is a good website but it doesn't have every meaning in my language Sinhalese. thank you.

Thanks. Unfortunately we have no editors knowing who know Sinhalese and online resources are extremely poor. Why don't you help the project by adding some contents? You don't need to worry about transliteration, if you use templates. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 03:00, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Main Page[edit]

The IPA of "Wiktionary" under the top left title is incorrect. That would be pronounced like "wik-shun-rih", where the R is rolled and the last vowel sounds like the first i. It should be "wɪkʃənɛɹi". —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 23:28, 17 November 2014 (UTC).

We seem to get this feedback every damn week. Can we just get rid of the stupid logo and replace it with an apple or something. Equinox 00:21, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
This time the question was (presumably) asked by a Canadian student at the University of Colorado. I agree that it gets rather tiresome to have to answer the same question repeatedly (and to say that it's shown almost exactly as I pronounce it). One wonders why users cannot look up the word in Wiktionary to see the wide variety of ways in which it can be pronounced. Whether the r should be upside down is a matter of convention. It's common to see it transcribed as /r/ in English pronunciation guides but I assume that we have a policy to use /ɹ/. Dbfirs 02:12, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Why not replace it with the "Scrabble tiles" logo already available as an option under Preferences? —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 15:52, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm in favour. (And if it gets tiresome that the same feedback is given over and over again, well maybe that should be a hint that something needs to change.)


Correct and informative article. It might be added that the change from "Jóan" to "Jógvan" is Holtzmann's law. Another Faroese name with Holtzmann's law is "Rógvi" (Rói). Also, Jógvan is the most popular Faroese name by far.

Source: http://www.hagstova.fo/en/statbank/demographic-statistics/population-and-elections/names

The most popular Faroese last name "Joensen" correlates with Jógvansson and Jógvansdóttir, which the Danish priests wrote as Joensen in the end of 19th century.

Lookups Should Be Quicker, With Default Language[edit]

Wiktionary is a great service with great functionality. My biggest wish is for Wiktionary to allow users to set a default lookup language. For example, if I'm studying German and only interested in translations, I would like to type in "melden" and have the German entry come to the top of the screen--not the Dutch entry. I also would like to be able to set the site to go to the "best guess" match automatically, with suggestions for other entries at the top of the screen in case it is not the right entry.

In short Wiktionary is a great dictionary, but making lookups quicker would make it even better. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 00:25, 19 November 2014 (UTC).

Other web dictionaries allow you to select from and to languages after you type the word and then display the appropriate information.
Most of our users have no account, so settings aren't actually all that useful.
It's also a problem that Wiktionary's layout needlessly wastes a lot of screen space. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 20:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC).
If you have an account, try using the "Tabbed Languages" tool (at Special:Preferences under "Gadgets"). This divides the page so it only shows one language at a time, and it remembers which language you've looked at last so that the next time you visit a page, that language is displayed. So if you look at melden and select the German tab, then when you go to golden, you'll see German again automatically. Smurrayinchester (talk) 20:21, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
And if not, you can enable it at Wiktionary:Preferences/V2. Keφr 20:25, 19 November 2014 (UTC)


thank you


This is a Portuguese word, but I cannot find the definition here.

Added. The most common uses are as an inflection of brecar and as part of the idioms com a breca and levar a breca. — Ungoliant (falai) 22:39, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, your trouble is much appreciated!

Category:English words prefixed with semi-[edit]

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Category:Italian phrases[edit]

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Is the etymology of Old Norse píka known?

I can't answer your question, but why do we have two almost identical definition lines in the entry? Dbfirs 18:22, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

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screw the pooch[edit]

Hi Guys, this etymology seems to contradict itself.

The term was first documented in the early "Mercury" days of the US space program. It came there from a Yale graduate named John Rawlings who helped design the astronauts' space suits. The phrase is actually derived from an earlier, more vulgar and direct term which was slang for doing something very much the wrong way, as in "you are fucking the dog!" At Yale a friend of Rawlings', the radio DJ Jack May (a.k.a. "Candied Yam Jackson") amended this term to "screwing the pooch" which was simultaneously less vulgar and more pleasing to the ear.

The second sentence says John Rawlings coined the term and the last sentence says it was his friend DJ Jack May.

Thanks for all your good work!



For the Danish word, the IPA and the sound don't match.


Thank you for giving me the meaning of difficult words!


Hi, in reference to PGmc *habrô, the head word shows a weak masculine (or an-stem) in -ô, but the declension cited is a masculine a-stem in -az.For the sake of consistency, I suggest they should both refer to the same inflectional class, and any doubts about inflection be referenced in an added note.

Thank you for bringing that to our attention. I have corrected the entry. It must have been an oversight. Leasnam (talk) 02:23, 24 November 2014 (UTC)