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Wikidata:Property proposal/place of first attestation

place of first attestationEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Lexemes

Descriptionplace of the earliest use of the word, given by an etymological document or, where appropriate, by the oldest document found using it
Data typeItem
Allowed values subclass of (P279) geographical object (Q618123)
Exampleordinateur (fr)France (Q142)
See alsolocation of discovery (P189), Wikidata:Property proposal/date of first attestation


To indicate the etymology of a word. Tubezlob (🙋) 12:16, 24 April 2018 (UTC)


  • @VIGNERON: We can create this property, it's a great idea. I don't think that it will substitute the use of the two other properties as normal statements (not qualifiers) because this property will be use for just a few cases. A lot of etymology give us just a century or a decade and no first document (for example slang words). Tubezlob (🙋) 17:57, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  Oppose as argued at Wikidata:Property proposal/date of first attestation. I'd prefer to not start with fuzzy properties that can hardly be referenced. Moreover first attestation could be a combination of place and date (e.g. it was used later in Europa than in the US) so this is better be stored with qualifiers. -- JakobVoss (talk) 15:59, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

  Comment Maybe it's better to word it as "earliest known" instead of "first", to make it clearer that the true first date may be never known. NMaia (talk) 14:09, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

@NMaia: Yes good idea, I changed the label in the model that I suggested here. Have you an opinion for this model? Tubezlob (🙋) 16:11, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, VIGNERON, JakobVoss, NMaia, YULdigitalpreservation, Pigsonthewing:   Withdrawn, see the discussion here: Wikidata:Property proposal/date of first attestation. Tubezlob (🙋) 10:11, 20 August 2018 (UTC)