Template:blend

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Blend of {{{2}}} +‎ {{{3}}}


This template shows the etymology of a blend word. For further details on what qualifies as a "blend word", the Wikipedia article should be consulted.

Parameters

1=
The language code (see Wiktionary:Languages) of the language this term appears in.
2=, 3=, 4=, 5=
The terms that were used to form the blend. At least two must be provided.
sc=
A script code (see Wiktionary:Scripts) to override the default if necessary.
nocap=1
Show the initial text with a lowercase initial letter.
notext=1
Omit the initial text altogether. The first thing displayed will be the first term in the blend.
nocat=1
Do not categorize the entry. This should be used when mentioning blends in languages other than the current language.

The following parameters are available for each matching term in the numbered/positional parameters. The N must be replaced by the corresponding term index. For example, for the second part (positional parameter 3), use 2 for N. Most of these parameters correspond directly to the equivalent parameters in the standard {{l}} (and {{m}}) template.

altN=
The alternative display form. Equivalent to the second parameter of {{l}}.
tN=
A gloss/translation to show after the term. Equivalent to the third parameter of {{l}}. The parameter glossN= is deprecated for this purpose.
trN=
The transliteration, as in {{l}}.
posN=
The part of speech label to show after the term, as in {{l}}.

Examples

The entry תשחץ might have in its etymology

{{blend|he|תַּשְׁבֵּץ|tr1=tashbéts|t1=crossword puzzle|חֵץ|t2=arrow|tr2=chets}}

yielding

Blend of תַּשְׁבֵּץ (tashbéts, crossword puzzle) +‎ חֵץ (chets, arrow)

Blend versus portmanteau

A "portmanteau" is a specific type of blend, whereby the end of one word is appended to the beginning of another (see for example smog). Since this template is currently used for all blends, it should not be renamed "{{portmanteau}}", which can be created separately.

See also