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Several of the things this is being used on are named after the colour, not the element. JBed (talk) 02:22, May 17, 2017 (UTC)

Hmm, that's a good point. We could split it into "Etymology:Silver (color)" and "Etymology:Silver (element)", but there are a bunch of ambiguous cases. For example, is Silver Dragon (Final Fantasy IV) literally made of silver, or just metallic? It seems like the two meanings are closely related, so I think our best bet is to expand the description to cover both. DarthKitty (talk) 03:23, May 17, 2017 (UTC)
I think in ambiguous cases we can put the etymology, but in unambiguous ones where there is no reason to think the metal is being referred to there is no need. I don't think we need to give etym for basic colour names. JBed (talk) 03:29, May 17, 2017 (UTC)
Okay, that makes sense. After making a second pass through the articles that use this page, here are my thoughts as to which should continue to do so:
Article Keep? Comment
Argentic Bow Y Argentum means "sliver" in Latin.
Cursed Silver Y
Mythril equipment ? It was called "silver equipment", but does that mean the color or the metal? It could really be either. I guess that's a tentative Y
Silver Y Although some links refer to the color, others do mean the metal.
Silver Apple Y According to Final Fantasy IV translations, this was translated as "Ag Apple" in the PlayStation port.
Silver Armlet Y
Silver Bangle Y
Silver Bow Y
Silver Breastplate Y
Silver Cannon Y Although one link references the color, the rest appear to mean the metal.
Silver Chocobo ? Probably means the color, but the presence of Golden Chocobo (Final Fantasy XIII-2) means you could argue in favor of the metal. I'd give it a tentative N
Silver Dragon (Dimensions) Y Looks metallic
Silver Dragon (Final Fantasy IV) Y Looks metallic
Silver Dragon (Final Fantasy IX) N Looks much more naturalistic than the others, and there's no golden counterpart (or any other metal, for that matter).
Silver Dragon (Final Fantasy) ? Really not sure about this one. Looks more naturalistic (like fish scales) than metallic. I guess a tentative N, but I could go either way.
Silver Dragon (The After Years) Y Looks metalic
Silver Fork Y
Silver Glasses Y
Silver Harp Y
Silver Hourglass Y
Silver Lance Y
Silver Liquid N The descriptions make it sound like an acid... and also sort of like mercury? Either way, they're clearly referring to the color.
Silver Lobo N These all look sliver like a silverback gorilla. Definitely not.
Silver Lobo (Final Fantasy VI) N See above.
Silver Lobo (Final Fantasy XII) N See above.
Silver Lobo (Final Fantasy XIII) N See above.
Silver Lobo (Final Fantasy XIII-2) N See above.
Silver Mail Y
Silver Megaphone Y
Silver Rifle Y
Silver Shield Y
Silver Sword Y
Silver Wolf (Bravely Default) N Probably the same as Silver Lobos.
Silver Wolf (Vagrant Story) N The same as Silver Lobos.
Silver equipment Y
Stalactite (Final Fantasy II) N Why was this thing even called "silver"? O.o
Does that seem reasonable to you? DarthKitty (talk) 10:19, May 17, 2017 (UTC)
I'd give it a pass to the "silver when there is also gold" if the etym mentioned the silver and gold/second and first link as you mentioned in an edit summary somewhere.
I'd say the metal to Mythril Equipment, because the TLers replaced all reference to the metal Mythril with "Silver"-- so it's probably a metal being referred to.
So yeah, I agree with all that.
Also why was Stalactite "Silver"? Well, in Japanese silver is 銀. And the first character of Stalactite, 鍾, looks a bit similar... which really doesn't make any sense as a reason but best link I can find :p - He does look more silver in his PS sprite than his others though. JBed (talk) 15:36, May 17, 2017 (UTC)
Okay, done! :) DarthKitty (talk) 18:03, May 18, 2017 (UTC)
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