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he-plural-noun ? pl


This template is used to create the inflection line — the line right below the heading — in entries for Hebrew plural-only nouns (pluralia tantum). By traditional grammar, Hebrew nouns have many plural forms; this template makes no attempt to include all of them. (This does not preclude the existence of a separate "Inflection" section that does include all the forms, though as of this writing there is no corresponding template for that.) Additionally, for masculine nouns with feminine counterparts, and vice versa, the template allows for a convenient link to said counterpart.


The template takes four mandatory parameters:

It also takes a number of optional (but mostly desired) parameters:

  • wv — the headword with vowels, for display purposes.
  • head — if the headword consists of multiple words, this parameter allows each individual word to be linkified. Unfortunately, this is incompatible with wv; to display vowels in this case, pipe-links must be used.
  • sgwv — the singular indefinite form with vowels, for display purposes.
  • conswv — the plural construct form with vowels, for display purposes.
  • m or f — the masculine or feminine plural counterpart, if there is one, without vowels.
  • mwv or fwv — the masculine or feminine plural counterpart, if there is one, with vowels.
  • pausal, pausalwv, and pausaltr — respectively, the Biblical Hebrew pausal form (without vowels), the same form with vowels, and the transliteration of the same. If the form matches the pagetitle except for vowelization, pausal need not be specified. The default, if these are not specified, is that no pausal form appears in the entry.