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Welcome to the Etymology Task Force! This task force is a part of "WikiProject Linguistics, and is aimed at improving Wikipedia's coverage of "etymology. The scope of this task force includes articles about etymology itself and related topics (e.g. "etymology, "loanword), articles about the origins of particular words (e.g. "List of U.S. state name etymologies, "names of the Greeks), and etymology sections within articles on other topics (e.g. "Ginkgo biloba#Etymology).



If you wish to participate in WikiProject Etymology, please add your name to the list below and introduce yourself on the "project talk page. You can also add {{"User Etymology}} to your user page, and your name will automatically appear on the "Etymology Task Force members list.

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Articles needing attention[edit]

Please feel free to list here whole articles or sections of articles where the treatment of etymology requires particular attention.

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list newly created etymology-related articles here (newest at the top). Interesting or unusual etymologies can be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page; see "Template talk:Did you know.


WikiProject Linguistics template[edit]

If an entire page is within the scope of the task force, the corresponding talk page should be tagged with the template {{"WikiProject Linguistics|etymology=yes}}.

"WikiProject Linguistics / Etymology  (Rated Project-class)
""WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of "WikiProject Linguistics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of "linguistics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the "discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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The task force uses the "standard WikiProject assessment criteria. For the |class= parameter, use |class=FA/A/GA/B/Start/Stub/NA, and for the |importance= parameter, use |importance=Top/High/Mid/Low/NA.

Etymology section template[edit]

If only a part of an article is within the scope of the task force (e.g. an etymology section), use the template {{"Etymology section|class=class|importance=importance}}.

User template[edit]

The template {{"User Etymology}} can be placed on the user pages of members of the project.

Other templates[edit]

The template {{"Etymology}} may be used to format etymologies within article text.


Articles about a particular word's etymology should be placed in "Category:Etymologies or one of its subcategories.

Articles dealing with the field of etymology itself belong in "Category:Etymology


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