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This template is used to format the lemma forms of Italian nouns. For plurals, please use {{plural of|it}}. This template uses Module:it-headword as the back end.


Quick reference

Page Example and outcome Comment
aquila (eagle) {{it-noun|f}}, {{it-noun|f|+}} Basic usage, with default plural (which is usually correct). The plural code + explicitly requests the default.
aquila f (plural aquile)
giornalista (journalist) {{it-noun|mfbysense}} Basic usage of a term that can be either masculine or feminine (depending on the semantic sense). Automatically generates masculine plural giornalisti and feminine plural giornaliste.
giornalista m or f by sense (masculine plural giornalisti, feminine plural giornaliste)
università (university) {{it-noun|f|#}} Invariable noun (plural same as singular).
università f (invariable)
acqua regia (acqua regia) {{it-noun|f|-}} Singular-only noun (uncountable).
acqua regia f (uncountable)
smithsonite (smithsonite) {{it-noun|f|~}} Noun that is both countable and uncountable.
smithsonite f (countable and uncountable, plural smithsoniti)
capodipartimento (department head) {{it-noun|mfbysense|cap*}} The special plural code cap* is used with nouns beginning with capo- and requests a plural in capi- if masculine, and an invariable plural if feminine.
capodipartimento m or f by sense (masculine plural capidipartimento, feminine plural invariable)
capocronista (chief news editor) {{it-noun|mfbysense|cap*+}} The special plural code cap*+ is used with nouns beginning with capo- and requests regular gender-specific pluralization, along with a plural in capi- if masculine; hence, masculine capicronisti, feminine capocroniste.
capocronista m or f by sense (masculine plural capicronisti, feminine plural capocroniste)
capotreno (railroad conductor) {{it-noun|mfbysense|mpl=cap*|mpl2=+|fpl=#}} Here there are two masculine plurals requested, capitreno (using the code cap*) and capotreni (the default plural), along with an invariable feminine plural.
capotreno m or f by sense (masculine plural capitreno or capotreni, feminine plural invariable)
stomaco (stomach) {{it-noun|m|stomaci|pl2=stomachi}} Two plurals. The default plural is stomaci but here we list both explicitly for clarity.
stomaco m (plural stomaci or stomachi)
acino d'uva (grape) {{it-noun|m}} The default plural recognizes prepositions such as d' and handles them correctly; so does the default linking algorithm.
acino d'uva m (plural acini d'uva)
base aerea (air base) {{it-noun|f}} The default plural for two-word terms pluralizes both parts.
base aerea f (plural basi aeree)
addetto stampa (press agent) {{it-noun|m|+first|f=+}} The default would be addetti stampi, which is incorrect. We need to request that only the first word be pluralized, using +first. We also request a default feminine addetta stampa.
addetto stampa m (plural addetti stampa, feminine addetta stampa)
grillotalpa (mole cricket) {{it-noun|f|g2=m|fpl=+|mpl=grillitalpa|mpl_qual=rare}} This noun can be either feminine or masculine, but the masculine irregular plural grillitalpa is rare.
grillotalpa f or m (masculine plural (rare) grillitalpa, feminine plural grillotalpe)
corno (horn) {{it-noun|m|+|pl_g=m|pl_qual=in all meanings|pl2=corna|pl2_g=f|pl2_qual=alternatively when referring to animals}} This noun can change gender in the plural.
corno m (plural (in all meanings) corni m or (alternatively when referring to animals) corna f)
carcere (prison) {{it-noun|m|g2=f|g2_qual=outdated or literary|+|pl_g=f}} The feminine gender for this noun is outdated or literary.
carcere m or (outdated or literary) f (plural carceri f)
amor {{it-noun|m|apoc=1}} Apocopated (apocopic) noun form.
amor m (apocopated)


The allowed parameters are as follows:

|1=, |g2=, ...
Gender; required.
|g_qual=, |g2_qual=, ...
Qualifiers for genders.
|2=, |pl2=, ...
|pl_qual=, |pl2_qual=, ...
Qualifiers for plural forms.
|pl_g=, |pl2_g=, ...
Gender for plural forms, for nouns that change or may change gender in the plural. Can be a comma-separated list of genders.
|f=, |f2=, ...
Feminine equivalent(s).
|f_qual=, |f2_qual=, ...
Qualifiers for feminine equivalents.
|m=, |m2=, ...
Masculine equivalent(s).
|m_qual=, |m2_qual=, ...
Qualifiers for masculine equivalents.
|mpl=, |mpl2=, ...
Masculine plural(s), when different from the feminine plural(s).
|mpl_qual=, |mpl2_qual=, ...
Qualifiers for masculine plurals.
|fpl=, |fpl2=, ...
Feminine plural(s), when different from the masculine plural(s).
|fpl_qual=, |fpl2_qual=, ...
Qualifiers for feminine plurals.
|head=, |head2=, ...
Explicitly specify the headword(s); useful for linking multiword terms if the default algorithm isn't sufficient.
Indicate that the noun is apocopated/apocopic.
Explicit sort key; rarely needed.
Explicit sense ID; see {{senseid}}.
In the default linking algorithm, split hyphens in multiword terms with spaces in them. Normally multiword terms with hyphens but no spaces are split automatically on hyphens, but terms with spaces in them are split only on spaces.