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August 2014[edit]


This is surely a non-word which has found its way here and needs to be deleted. Bjenks (talk) 07:16, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

You can request verification here if you want, but I assure you it fits our criteria. It probably needs a label indicating its uncommonness though. — Ungoliant (falai) 08:38, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Spam blacklist hits[edit]

So I saw there is a log of spam blacklist hits...but how does this work, how is it configured? I happened upon this but it seems to have nothing on it.. User: PalkiaX50 talk to meh 13:21, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Special:AbuseFilter. (A URL blacklist would be quite ineffective at catching spam anyway.) Keφr 15:33, 9 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi I want to make an inflection bot for Tagalog. I understand the grammar very well, but I just don't understand how to make a bot for it. Can someone help me make it? It's very alright if you don't speak Tagalog, I can and I know how to conjugate verbs, so I'll just explain to whoever's willing to help me. Thank you very much in advanceǃ

@Mar vin kaiser: Hi. You mean an inflection table like the one in kaino? What forms of Tagalog verbs should be listed? Could you please list all the forms of some example verbs, such as kain? Wyang (talk) 23:38, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Monkey selfie[edit]

It seems that the famous macaque selfie has become quite the bone of contention. It's been spreading very quickly across various Wikipedias and recently it ended up in selfie (below an astronaut). I dispute its relevance in a dictionary. Others disagree. Any regulars care to weigh in on the matter?

Peter Isotalo 18:43, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

If it's a real selfie, then it's definitely relevant. But I think if we can find a human selfie it would be better. —CodeCat 19:16, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Images should show a typical example of the definiendum, not a rare and exceptional one. — Ungoliant (falai) 22:36, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Which is why we have an astronaut's selfie in the English section. Keφr 11:09, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
There's a selection of four human selfies at talk:selfie if anyone feels like switching or adding one.
Peter Isotalo 19:49, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

New Mexico entry[edit]

Hi, in the IPA key of these words, there is a mistake, so I'd like to contribute. The stress is lacking between New and Mexico. I'm very thankful if you take it into account, please, because I'm Uruguayan and I'll be pleased if you accept my help. Bye

Ideas for recruiting Wiktionary contributions at a local edit-a-thon?[edit]

On August 24 there will be a Westchester County, NY edit-a-thon, principally for WP, of course. It is potentially a chance to increase exposure of Wiktionary to potential contributors and to reduce barriers to contribution. The focus is very local, which is not really a good fit with the core of what attestable language is about, but provides some entry points for Wiktionary. Toponyms seem like an obvious, though limited way of exemplifying entries, as do entries for local flora (taxonomic and vernacular names). I can try regional terms, referencing the Dictionary of American Regional English.

Does anyone have any other ideas? DCDuring TALK 23:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Editing "Tea room"[edit]

Previously I could edit Wiktionary:Tea room, but now I seem not to be able to (no "Edit" links are displayed). I do seem to be able to edit dictionary entries -- well, certainly a couple I've tried recently have worked. I am a very sporadic contributor though. Any ideas about Tea room? 03:23, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Spanish words ending in -ion[edit]

The Spanish wiktionary list has no words ending in -ión that begin with b,j,k, q, s, t, u w, x, y, or z.

There exist, among others:

bifurcación justificación satisfacción tracción urbanización

Does anybody know -ion words that begin with k,q,w,x,y, or z?

Pleast tell me where to post this message if it is not correct here.


Don't know how to input a Chinese word with a pronunciation variant in Taiwan[edit]

Hi. I'm trying to change the pronunciation of the Chinese word "枯萎". It was originally labeled with the pronunciation ku1wei3, but that's the Beijing standard. The Taiwan standard is ku1wei1, but I don't know how to do it. I look at the edit column of words like "星期", another word that's pronounced differently in Beijing and Taiwan, and what they did is they just placed the character where the pronunciation's supposed to be, which I don't understand. Can someone please explain? Thanks

I don't know anything about the method used in 星期, but adding a comma followed by the second pinyin value seems to work fine. If you aren't sure something will work, you should use "preview" to make sure it's right before you save it- a module error is far worse than missing information. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:26, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Chuck Entz, I tried that but what it looked like was show the two pinyin pronunciations together. What I wanted to show, if you looked at the pronunciation section of 星期, the two pronunciations are separated from each other, one labeled Beijing and the other one labeled Taiwan. Maybe you have some idea of how to do that? Thanks. Oh yeah just wondering, when you typed your response, did you type the logged time and date or it was generated by Wiktionary? Because my response doesn't seem to show the date and time
Fixed. Wyang (talk) 00:47, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

How to use {{term}} without generating a link[edit]

I am trying to add some alternative forms of Persian words with a tashdid/shadda. I am using the template {{term}}, but in fact I don't want to link to the form with a tashdid because it should not have an entry according to current practice. For example, I would like to add حقّ (haqq) as an alternative form of حق (haqq), but without a link. Can I stop the template from making a link? Is there a better template to use, or perhaps I don't need any template at all? Thanks for any help. Kaixinguo (talk) 12:37, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

You can put the term in the next parameter: {{m|fa||حقّ}} rather than {{m|fa|حقّ}} (or {{term||حقّ|lang=fa}} rather than {{term|حقّ|lang=fa}}). —CodeCat 12:43, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the help; it worked.Kaixinguo (talk) 12:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Latin Noun declensions[edit]

Why does Wiktionary list Latin noun forms in such a peculiar order, it's most confusing when trying to look something up. Every Latin grammar I've ever seen, and always when learning Latin at school, lists Noun inflections in the order Nominative, Vocative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Ablative. Why be different? Is it a deliberate ploy to confuse?

I would prefer the cases to be in that order as well. Listing accusative and vocative where they are now makes no sense to me. —CodeCat 14:46, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Precedent is often set by the most adventurous rather than the most knowledgeable. The first step in responding to your guidance would be to calculate the number of entries that might require correction (to balance scale, value, & priority). Next, choose a technology/process to implement the change. Next, decide whether it is worth the effort to the decider or implementer. If so, develop/gather the needed resources. Publish the requirement/policy. Do it.-- 22:35, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Conjugations wrong for хлебать[edit]

Hello, The conjugation table for хлебать has been replaced with the one for делать, for some reason.

Thanks, think it is fixed now. Wyang (talk) 11:05, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, both! It was a copy/paste problem. (I have changed the past tense passive participle to хлёбанный, this is often unpredictable or missing in various verb types). --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 00:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

Limits to etymology[edit]

Is there a limit to how much etymology one should employ in an entry? --Æ&Œ (talk) 03:54, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

There doesn't seem, for example, much point in giving the entire history of tea and pot under teapot, when an interested reader just needs to understand that it's a compound, and can visit the component parts for more. Equinox 06:43, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Is vowel length phonemic in Icelandic?[edit]

I've been organising the rhymes and I noticed that short and long vowels seem to be in complementary distribution. Short vowels appear when two or more consonants follow, long vowels otherwise. Is vowel length allophonic or phonemic in Icelandic? If it's allophonic, then we should probably remove the length marks from vowels, at least in rhymes pages. —CodeCat 14:45, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

It's allophonic, but the rules are complicated. Long vowels occur before certain consonant clusters (basically, the ones that can form a syllable onset) and short before others (those that can't or don't form an onset). —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 09:48, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Scientific name of The Regent Honeyeater, Xanthomyza phrygia or Anthochaera Phrygia?[edit]

On the wikipedia page for The Regent Honeyeater it states that the scientific name for the bird is Anthochaera phrygia. On the Wikipedia page for the genus Anthochaera it does not include the Regent Honeyeater, though it does mention it. I have searched for papers showing that Xanthomyza Phrygia is no longer a part of Xanthomyza, and there are none which I can discover using my university's journal databases (University of New England, NSW Australia) and Google scholar. One paper, 'Phylogeny and evolution of the Australo-Papuan honeyeaters (Passeriformes, Meliphagidae), by Amy C. Driskell, and Les Christidis' suggest they are "nestled within the genus Anthochaera", which they proved through DNA sequensing, though most papers still name the bird Xanthomyza, suggesting that the bird has kept it's name despite the study undertaken by Driskell and Chrisidis. The Australian Government page states that the scientific name is Xanthomyza (http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/regent-honeyeater-xanthomyza-phrygia, and this page has been updated after the 2003 study. The action plan for Australian birds 2010 (Garnett, S., Szabo, J., & Dutson, G. (2011). The action plan for Australian birds 2010 (1st ed.). Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Pub) also names the bird as Xanthomyza Phrygia, rather than Anthochaera Phrygia. Some experts, such as D. J. Geering (http://www.absa.asn.au/Corella/CVol34/C34353.pdf), have started to call the bird Anthochaera. I am not sure if it has officially been changed by whomever has the authority to change it, and that is the reason for me writing this post.

Maybe you should ask this at Wikipedia- this is Wiktionary. Chuck Entz (talk) 08:37, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Audio pronunciations[edit]

I've recently started contributing Australian English audio pronunciations. For words without significant pronunciation differences between US/UK/AU, am I ok to contribute audio pronunciations? Should I mark these as AU? Or should I stick to words with a particular AU pronunciation? Screw0dog (talk) 06:00, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

I'd say you can add whatever words you like, but they should always be marked as AU, even in cases where there's no significant pronunciation difference between the various dialects. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 13:02, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

search for polish words[edit]

I want to read the English Wiktionary, but only get Polish words. How can I search for only the Polish words in the English version of Wiktionary?

Special:Search/incategory:"Polish lemmas" granica? Keφr 05:37, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

phonemic and phonetic, slashes and brackets[edit]

I found a conversation from 2008, but I didn't see anything resolved. I just now put in a proposal to change the editing guide to say phonemic instead of phonetic for pronunciation in slashes. The IPA article on wikipedia says slashes are for phonemic pronunciation. I think we need both. In polish the ó is not pronounced the same in komórka and komórkowa, and I need to know that. Particularly when there is a audio clip there should be a phonetic transcription of that in addition to whatever "official" or phonemic pronunciation we want to put on. Gbleem (talk) 21:15, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

block me[edit]

I guess that maybe it’s just because I’ve been taking my antidepressants inconsistently again, but I’m getting the feeling that I’m unwanted here (at least by one person). Most of the work that I do here is crap; I’m parasitic. People think that I’m a troll. I also can’t undo any mistakes from my past, so I have to be reminded of them over and over again. Block me. I don’t care how long. —Æ&Œ (talk) 13:14, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

You could at least reply with a snarky one‐liner. --Æ&Œ (talk) 22:37, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

desktop link[edit]

Hi I am a newbie to this site and I know it should be easy to do, but I can't work out how I can create a shortcut on my desktop to this site?! Please help!

Hello. Please remember to sign what you write by ending with four tildes. In regards to creating a shortcut to the English Wiktionary on your desktop, it all depends on what operating system you are using. Because you haven't clarified which one you are using, I will just assume that you are using Microsoft Windows 7. If that is the case, then simply navigate to your desktop, right click onto a blank spot within it, go to "New" from the dropdown menu, and click on the "Shortcut" option. After you do this, a new window should pop up with the header "Create Shortcut". Copy and paste this URL into the editable field within that window:


After doing so, click "Next". Then put "Wiktionary" into the next editable field that you see, and then click "Finish". Tharthan (talk) 19:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Finding a word using your "Search" engine if you don't know the correct spelling[edit]

I was typing a response to a book reviewer's comments at Amazon.com, and the site's spell-checking program underlined the word with a wavy red line - thus indicating that I had spelled it incorrectly. I tried all the various permutations of the word's spelling that came to mind, but none of them were adjudged to be correct by the aforementioned spell-checking program.

Frustrated, I then came to Wiktionary to alleviate that emotion by learning the elusive, correct spelling of the word. That was when I determined that Wiktionary presented the same problem as the Amazon.com spell-checking program: if one doesn't know the correct spelling of a word, one cannot obtain its correct spelling. Instead, each time I entered a permutation of the word I was informed that no such "page," or "article," exists on the Wiktionary site, and that "if you would like to add such a page or article..."

At that point I gave up, arose from my chair, went downstairs to my library, found my twenty-pound, unabridged dictionary, and looked up the word in the old-fashioned manner. I thought that there had to be a better or more efficacious way of dealing with this - surely, oft recurring - problem. First on the list of solutions was for Wiktionary to do the same thing that most other online dictionaries (both free and paid subscription) incorporate. It's the same program that Amazon.com, IMDb.com, Youtube.com and many other websites use: an algorithm that, after each letter you type, makes "informed" guesses about what product, topic, subject, film title, song, band etc. being sought, then displays its guesses. (I won't give an example - I'm sure you know what I am describing.) Then, the thought hit me: how about creating a section on the Wiktionary site that is devoted entirely to housing a standard (physical) print dictionary for the many instances that this problem - not knowing the spelling of a word - occurs. Sure, it would be slower to "flip" through the "pages" of the online dictionary than it would be to type the word in the Search field/box...but that is true ONLY IF you KNOW the correct spelling of the word being sought. On the flip-side, however, it WOULD definitely be quicker than going downstairs and looking for it in the exact same fashion as would be utilized when consulting a print dictionary - flipping through the pages. I can see two things that would happen if you ultimately decided to make this suggestion a reality: 1) you will be (I'm fairly certain) the only website that has a standard "book"-form version of a dictionary on the internet and, 2) you will make your visitors/contributors (such as myself) very happy about not having to make repeated excursions away from their computers to pull out the dusty, old-fashioned physical repository of words. (just a thought...) Anyway, that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. :-)

Finally, if you have time, let me know what you think. And, if you determine the implementation of this idea is too monumental, exhaustive or tedious an endeavor for the resources at your disposal (i.e. too large of an investment for too little potential return), please let me know that, as well. (Have no fear. Even if you don't/can't make my suggestion a reality, I'll still love the site, and all the great people who contribute to it's continued existence. All of you whom do so have my gratitude and admiration for your efforts in this noble endeavor.)


Michael Glover

p.s. The word that caused all the problems - lackadaisical. I kept trying to put an "S" after the hard "C"/"K" in the first syllable (i.e. "lacksadaisical," "lacksidaisical," "lacsadaisical," "lacsidaisical," "lacksidasical," "lacsidasical" etc., etc. ad infinitum, ad nauseum. p.p.s. I encountered the same problem with another word while in the process of typing this story - algorithm. I tried "algorythim," "algorithym," "algorithim," "algorythym" etc. and, in the end, made yet another trip to the library, downstairs.

It would be good if we could improve our search function to suggest possible words in such cases. It does do that sometimes, but not often enough. Until we manage to strengthen our search function, I would suggest trying Google. When I typed in lacksadaisical the first thing it said was "Did you mean lackadaisical?" and when I typed in algorythim the first thing it said was "Showing results for algorithm", so in both cases Google was good at figuring out what you were trying to say. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 11:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
P.S. If you go to Category:English lemmas you'll find a list of all English headwords here; it's a bit like seeing just the headwords in a paper dictionary. So that might help too, rather than trudging downstairs for your paper dictionary. Now, it is true that if you scroll through that category 200 entries at a time, it might take you a long time to get to the section you're looking for, but if you type https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Category:English_lemmas&from=alg into your browser's URL bar, you'll find all the headwords starting with "alg-", and https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Category:English_lemmas&from=lack will get you all headwords starting with "lack-". I concede this is rather esoteric knowledge we can't expect new users to figure out intuitively. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 11:35, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
See Index:English/l - you would have found it in seconds. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:40, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Clarification re Sandbox[edit]

How often is my sandbox cleared? I am enrolled in LIB2002 Reference 1 at Algonquin College,Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I will be posting my assignment 1 today. The next assignment posted during the term but I need to have access to assignment 1 to complete assignment 2. please advise.


This is Wiktionary. Your sandbox is over at Wikipedia, at w:User:Emma3171/sandbox. It doesn't get cleared automatically. Anything you have written there will stay there until you clear it yourself. And even after it's been cleared, you can still find its previous contents in the page history. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 14:07, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

New Word[edit]

I propose a new word. a noun describing a female postal route mail carrier is "POSTMA'AM"

STEVEN MALONE AT <e-mail redacted>


We don’t accept words people have recently invented; the requirement for English words is that they have at least three independent uses spanning at least one year. See WT:CFI for more detail. — Ungoliant (falai) 01:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

A reason is an idea that works to explain reality and reasoning is discovering ideas that work to explain reality.[edit]

A reason is an idea that works to explain reality.For Example Gravity is a force of attraction created by a mass.This idea works in every situation where we find gravity.For Example the orbits of the planets,the tide,the seasons.Reasoning is discovering ideas that work by applying the Rules of Reason to ideas about reality.1.Reason is an idea that works to explain reality.2.An idea either works to explain reality or it doesn't work.3.An idea either works to explain reality or it doesn't work to explain reality.It can't be something in between. The only legitimate purpose of language is to explain reality.Reality is reasons and reasons are ideas that work in reality.Reasons that work in reality are reasons in language.This is the reasoned representative language of humanity.

Is there a reason your explanation is so devoid of reality? Language exists so people can communicate and express themselves. Explaining reality is only a small part of it. Chuck Entz (talk) 07:03, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

How to indicate syllable breaks with long consonants in IPA?[edit]

In most languages that have them, long consonants occur across syllable boundaries, meaning that they both end the preceding syllable and begin the next one. But in IPA, long consonants are indicated with a single symbol followed by a length sign. So it's not really obvious how to split that between two syllables. Does anyone know what the common practice is in IPA? —CodeCat 21:35, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Wouldn't one just use /Vː./? Tharthan (talk) 23:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
But that isn't really correct. —CodeCat 23:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Huh. I dunno then. As such, I too would be interested in the answer to this question. Tharthan (talk) 23:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Long consonants are very often indicated by gemination in IPA, probably more often than with the long sign, so you can put the syllable break boundary between them, thus: /pet.to/. To be honest, though, I've never understood Wiktionary's obsession with showing syllable breaks; they're usually either completely predictable or (as in English) totally ambiguous. Showing a syllable break at an ambisyllabic consonant is easy when the consonant is also long, as in the /pet.to/ example above, but how do you show that the /p/ in happy is ambisyllabic while not being long? Neither /hæ.pi/ nor /hæp.i/ nor /hæp.pi/ is unambiguously correct. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 11:15, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
We can't avoid showing syllable breaks, because we still need to put the stress mark between syllables. —CodeCat 12:38, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
But then we only have to show the break before the stressed syllable, not the other ones. So /ˈhæpi/ would be unproblematic, though /ɛkˈspɛns ~ ɛksˈpɛns/ still wouldn't be. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 12:54, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
In the end, it still means that sometimes you have to put a stress marker "on top" of a long consonant. On addūcō or assertor this is a problem for example. —CodeCat 14:20, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, but as long as you use /dd/ and /ss/ rather than /dː/ and /sː/ it isn't really a problem. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 15:06, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

October 2014[edit]

Block capitals[edit]

Whenever a form asks me to fill it out in block capitals... I always wonder what other sort of capitals there are. Anyone? Renard Migrant (talk) 12:52, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

If our definition of block capital is correct, then typed capitals wouldn't be block capitals. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 17:24, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I suppose it's to encourage clear, unambiguous lettering, as opposed to cursive capitals. Keith the Koala (talk) 11:04, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Created entries[edit]

How can I find a list of new entries that a particular user has created? Zeggazo (talk) 22:26, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Go to Special:Contributions, enter their user name, and check the "Only show edits that are page creations" box. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 07:13, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Looking for a word.[edit]

The word would mean something along the lines of "someone who is sexually/emotionally attracted to shy or socially awkward people." I'm also looking for a word that means something like "a female who has a mother-like role in a relationship". Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 15:17, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

I am not even sure such a word exists, but even if you find it, you will be probably better off not using it, as I think it would be likely to be very obscure or slang. (Unless I am missing some obvious one.) Eschew obfuscation and all that. Keφr 06:07, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


Neutral, geographical (short-form) name - which is aplicable in general meaning- cannot be translated by transient political name with limited use Czechia is a correct common geographical name. It is commonly used in academic and scholar circles and in media. It is not still widespread, but the using of the word has been increased and the name was registered in 1993 in the UN list of countries. The short form name of the Czech state should be used, because it is politically neutral, capable to denominate the country in timeless (historical) meaning. The use in common language is not important in that direction. More, to ask for deletion of its equivalents in multiple languages, where that form is COMMONLY used contradicts demonstrably the truth. Above all, to ask for the deletion of universally applicable correct name is shortsighted, because using only politcal name limits Czech state only to the period from 1993 until now, which is clumsy and confusing, becuase history of Czechia is more than 1100 years old. Such a request can be done only by somebody, who is not able to realize or understand real importance of short form (geographical, informal) name of the country in general context. So, the request is nonsensical and totally unpractical, complicating clear description of the Czech state with absurd necessity to dividing and separating periods in Wikipedia articles, as is proved e.g. by Music of Czech lands / Music o the Czech Republic (and many others), however it is music of one country. This "Czech" issue is only one among all traditional countries in Europe, without comprehension of necessity to denominate the country by the name, which is able to be applicated in general, thus, to simplify and generalize the use, which is helpful and comprehensible for everybody, who is not (for obvious reasons) informed about political and formal changes in the country (similarly to many other European countries). The Czech state cannot be described as "the Czech Republic" not only because it is INCORRECT in itself, but also because resulting in generating of errors, from which can be chosen one of the most absurd here (taken from English Wikipedia): http://s1203.photobucket.com/user/JanBlanicky/media/Bo1590ivoj.jpg.html ("Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia, born in the Czech Republic" !!! ) and many other similar nonsenses.

The request of mr.Polansky is not only in the direction against the orientation of recipient and writer of articles in Czech section of Wikipedia, but also against the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Czech Republic from 1998 (http://s1203.photobucket.com/user/JanBlanicky/media/MZV1998.jpg.html). Links (detailed explanations info): 1) http://www.czech-this.net/articles.php?req=read&article_id=111 2) http://czechia-initiative.com/czechia_name.html 3) https://www.facebook.com/CzechiaCZ


This is Wiktionary, not Wikipedia. This is not the place to discuss suggested page moves at Wikipedia. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 17:09, 4 October 2014 (UTC)


Mmm! I'm going to a do - that is - an event. I need to write the plural in a text message. What is the plural? Is it dos, doos, do's or what? And this meaning of do seems to be missing. Bob Brown

It's dos, and this meaning is the first meaning listed under do#Noun. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 20:41, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding 2014 Wiktionary Word Archive[edit]

To whom it may concern,

I am a regular visitor to the Wiktionary. However as many of you might have observed by now, the word-of-the-day archive has not been populated since January 2014.

The editors are requested to look into the matter and do the needful.