Appendix talk:English autological terms
An archaic word which means: "an archaic word"
I seem to recall from my youth, when I had a much larger vocabulary, that there is a rather old word (starts with an A I think) which means "an archaic word". Trying to find it led me here, and it would be a great addition to this list. --Yoda of Borg (talk) 05:08, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
- antiquated126.96.36.199 14:27, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
To carve or to engrave autological verbs
Are the verbs "carve" and "engrave" autological if they are carved/engraved? 188.8.131.52 11:21, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
No, I mean: Are the verbs "carved" and "engraved" autological if they are carved/engraved? 184.108.40.206 11:23, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Should be based on published sources, clearly most of this is a matter of subjective judgement (in what way is esoteric "esoteric", or awkward "awkward, or abstruse "abstruse"? these are all perfectly regular words and none of them are in any way "awkward", let alone "esoteric" or "abstruse"). I don't want to argue specifics, I am proposing that the list should be reduced to items discussed as "autological" in published sources. --Dbachmann (talk) 14:06, 7 April 2017 (UTC)