In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Egypt was probably the only source of emerald and other green beryl for the ancient civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean region.
- Emerald, a green transparent variety of beryl, was one of the most highly prized gemstones in antiquity.
- Lepidolite, beryl, tantalite, quartz crystals, and altered and unaltered petalite are some of the minerals that can be found in this district.
- Since 1900 the site has sporadically produced gem tourmaline as well as rhodizite and beryl.
- Beryllium is found as the mineral beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.