Template:R:Online Etymology Dictionary

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R:Online Etymology Dictionary” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.


Usage[edit]

This template may be used in "References" and "Further reading" sections, and on talk pages, to cite the Online Etymology Dictionary website.

Parameters[edit]

The template takes the following positional or named parameters:

  • |1= or |entry= – the entry on the Online Etymology Dictionary website to be cited. If this parameter is omitted, the template uses the name of the Wiktionary entry.
  • |2= or |url= – if the default URL is not linking to the correct webpage, use this parameter to indicate the URL of the Online Etymology Dictionary webpage to be linked to.
  • |3= or |accessdate= – The date on which the Online Etymology Dictionary website was accessed. Use either of these date formats: 1 January 2017 or January 1, 2017.
  • |4= or |passage= – a passage quoted from the website.
  • |nodot= – by default, the template adds a full stop (period) at the end of the citation. To suppress this punctuation, use |nodot=1 or |nodot=yes.

Examples[edit]

  • Wikitext: {{R:Online Etymology Dictionary|accessdate=1 January 2017}} (assuming the template is used on the twaddle page).
  • Result: “twaddle” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017, retrieved 1 January 2017.
  • Wikitext: {{R:Online Etymology Dictionary|entry=Pacific Ocean|url=http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Pacific+Ocean|passage=from Medieval Latin ''Pacificum'', neuter of Latin ''pacificus''{{nb...}}; so called c. 1500 by Magellan when he sailed into it and found it calmer than the stormy Atlantic.|nodot=yes}}
  • Result: “Pacific Ocean” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017: “from Medieval Latin Pacificum, neuter of Latin pacificus []; so called c. 1500 by Magellan when he sailed into it and found it calmer than the stormy Atlantic.”