Talk:coot

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The 'Derived Terms' section (that I just tidied) is really just a list of coot species. Would it be better to just create a link to the relevant wikispecies page (with a short explanation)? If nobody replies with an objection I shall make this change in about a week. ~ piroghi (talkcontribs) 10:25, 12 April 2010 (UTC) ~

No, because they're valid entry names for English. They should be created. However, they need to be in a box to save space. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:33, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
OK. Cleanup looks good. piroghi (talkcontribs) 10:52, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Compare Middle Dutch CUUT[4], but COET is probably borrowed from English[6], having the same vowel sound; but not COOT. The Welsh CWTYAR[1], from CWTA[7] (bobtailed) are inadmissible. Andrew H. Gray 17:39, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.

Changes made: Andrew H. Gray 22:47, 29 November 2017 (UTC)Andrew (talk)