Talk:vaso vasorum

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vaso vasorum[edit]

sewnmouthsecret 18:13, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Cited. I think this is the first time I've seen Wiktionary turn up as the top Google result for a real word. May it be the first of many... -- Visviva 23:56, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
I've seen that a lot. I suspect it may happen much more often for FL words. It is cool ;-) Robert Ullmann 13:17, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
Sorry to spoil your fun, but I think the reason Wiktionary is the top Google Web Search result for “vaso vasorum” is because vaso vasorum is a common misspelling. The correct form, going by etymology, published usage, and reference to authorities, is vasa vasorum.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 20:03, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
Note also the similarly formed sanctum sanctorum and the existence of an uncommon singular form of this word, vas vasorum.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 20:13, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
Good catch. I guess this explains why so many sources hyphenate it ("vaso-vasorum"); presumably this malformation is due to interference from vaso-. I see that vasovasorum has a respectable clump of attestations as well. -- Visviva 14:27, 10 October 2007 (UTC)