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“R:SOED” in C[harles] T[albut] Onions, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 1st edition, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1933, →OCLC.


The template {{R:SOED}} can be used in the "References" and "Further reading" sections of an entry, or on talk pages, to provide a citation to the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th editions of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 volumes).


The template takes the following parameters:

  • |1= or |entry= – the entry in the Dictionary cited. If not specified, the name of the Wiktionary entry is used.
  • |edition=mandatory in some cases: if this parameter is not specified, the template assumes that the 1st edition of the Dictionary (1933) is being cited. To specify a different edition, type one of the following:
    • 3rd edition (1973) – 3rd
    • 5th edition (2002) – 5th
    • 6th edition (2007) – 6th
Further editions of the Dictionary can be added to the template. For assistance with this, leave a message on the talk page or at "Wiktionary:Grease pit".
  • |2= or |volume= – the volume of the Dictionary cited in Roman numerals: either |volume=I or |volume=II.
  • |3=, |page= or |pages= – the page(s) of the Dictionary on which the entry appears. If citing a range of pages, separate the first and last page numbers of the range with an en dash, like this: |pages=110–111.
  • |column= or |columns= – the column number(s) of the Dictionary cited. If using |columns= to cite a range of columns, separate the first and last column numbers of the range with an en dash.
  • |4=, |text=, or |passage= – a passage quoted from the Dictionary.
  • |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.


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The shortcuts {{R:SOED3}}, {{R:SOED5}}, and {{R:SOED6}} may respectively be used to cite the 3rd, 5th, and 6th editions of the Dictionary, like this: