Talk:Key:name:etymology

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Choice of tags

This key doesn't appear to be used anywhere. etymology=* has been used a few times. If anyone knows a more common tagging scheme already in use, please mention it on this page. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 07:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

This tag is mostly used with wikidata or wikipedia IDs. I tried to explain this in the page now. --Jgpacker (talk) 11:39, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
I think name:etymology should be favored, since as OSM is a database of physical entities, none of them in and of themselves have etymologies, but many of them have names, which can indeed have etymologies. Arlo James Barnes (talk) 21:46, 24 October 2018 (UTC)