Talk:abassis

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I have done some percursory searching, as all my sources show the many variations of "abbasi"; however, they do not show this word as a variation of the singular, only the plural, and all my searching via "google books", has shown naught. Speednat (talk) 17:10, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

So WT:RFV then? Mglovesfun (talk) 19:17, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
Or we could try an evidence-based RFD, i.e. solve it here. google books:"an abassis" turns up nothing, and google books:"one abassis" turns up four instances of a personal name. Delete the singular sense. - -sche (discuss) 19:31, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
I can see at least a couple of Google Books entries supporting a plural of abassi. Did you mean to apply (rfd-sense) to only one of the two senses? Equinox 19:58, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I thought that was clear from the comment. Speednat isn't as experienced as some other editors and probably doesn't know the {{rfd-sense}} template. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:18, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry all, I was running out the door to church, and wanted to finish the three things I had going on before I left. The answer is, just the singular sense, not the plural. I was trying to look up an "rfd" for senses only but couldn't find it, and I gave up, due to time constraints. All my searches pull it up as a plural. It may have been entered inadvertently bu whomever originally entered it and no-one caught it.
On another note, Wiktionary isn't as organized as Wikipedia, as I never seemed to have trouble finding what I wanted on Wikipedia, but I seem to struggle over here. That is not a personal cut on anyone, just an observation. As always, thanks for pointing out better ways to do things and mistakes that I make. (again no sarcasm intended) :)Speednat (talk) 22:33, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
I hadn't thought of searching under "one abassis" or "an abassis". That just shows that I shouldn't be editting on Sunday mornings while rushed.Speednat (talk) 22:36, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
It's alright, you wouldn't have found anything if you had searched using those phrases. That supports your suspicion that "abassis" is only ever the plural of "abassi", not a singular. - -sche (discuss) 22:48, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Striking and moving to RFV. The nomination clearly fits to RFV rather than RFD, as the question is whether a term is actually ever used in a particular sense. --Dan Polansky (talk) 21:22, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: Alternative spelling of abassi. abassi was defined (before it has been made an alternative spelling) as "A silver coin of Persia, worth about twenty cents."

This sense has originally been questioned at RFD:

"I have done some percursory searching, as all my sources show the many variations of "abbasi"; however, they do not show this word as a variation of the singular, only the plural, and all my searching via "google books", has shown naught. Speednat (talk) 17:10, 26 August 2012 (UTC)"

--Dan Polansky (talk) 21:26, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

RFD- and RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 22:58, 25 October 2012 (UTC)