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Documentation for Template:coinage. [edit]
This page contains usage information, categories, interwiki links and other content describing the template.

This template indicates that a term was coined by a certain person or group of people in a certain year or other date. It links the name of the coiner to Wikipedia, so using {{w}} inside the template is unnecessary and doesn't work. Alternatively, you can pass in a Wikidata QID (e.g. Q42), which will automatically fetch the Wikipedia article, description, and name of the entity. This is especially useful for cases when a Wikidata item exists, but the corresponding Wikipedia article has not been created yet.

Example:

{{coinage|en|Josiah Willard Gibbs}}

evaluates to

Coined by Josiah Willard Gibbs

Example with more parameters:

{{coinage|en|Josiah Willard Gibbs|in=1881|nat=American|occ=scientist}}

evaluates to

Coined by American scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs in 1881

Example of automatic linking and description using a Wikidata ID:

{{coinage|en|Q153243}}

evaluates to

Coined by American scientist (1839–1903) Josiah Willard Gibbs

The term will also be added to the respective categories, such as Category:English coinages and Category:English terms coined by Josiah Willard Gibbs.

Parameters[edit]

|1=
The language code (see Wiktionary:Languages) of the language the coined term belongs to.
|2=
The name of the person, group or other entity that coined the term. Can optionally be specified as a Wikidata ID (e.g. Q42), which will automatically link to Wikipedia and prefill a description if possible.
|w= (optional)
The name of the article to link to. Defaults to the given name of the coiner on the English Wikipedia. To specify a different language code, use the colon syntax: code: or code:article.
The link can be disabled completely by supplying - here.
|in= (optional)
The year the word was coined; will be displayed after the coiner; in=1852 will be displayed as "... in 1852."
|nationality= or |nat= (optional)
The nationality of the person, company or other entity that contained the term (such as "French", "German").
|occupation=, |occupation2= or |occ=, |occ2= (optional) …
{The occupation of the person (such as "scientist") or the type of the entity (such as "company").
|alt= (optional)
The name to display in the text, if different from the name the entry should be categorized under.
|sort= (optional)
The sort key to use for categories.
|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 name of the coiner.
|nobycat=1
Omits the "(language) terms coined by (coiner)" category. Used particularly when the coiner has only coined that specific term to avoid one-entry "coined by" categories.
|nocat=1
Omits both the "(language) coinages" and "(language) terms coined by (coiner)" categories. Use this when outlining the coinage of a term when the term wasn't coined in that language (e.g. in the etymology section of an English entry describing a term that was coined in German).

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