In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The porch over the main entrance is supported by caryatids, set in front of the asymmetrical facade as a direct historicist quotation.
- Several of the miniatures feature caryatids holding up the mountains and temples.
- We have much of the frieze of the treasury of the Siphnians of c. 525, as well as one of the caryatid figures supporting the porch; other buildings so decorated are extremely scrappily preserved.
- Modigliani's early, remarkable images of caryatids (female figures that serve as columns) are sometimes as strong as his later portraits.
- She entered the familiar vestibule, with its scarred stone caryatids and crumbling pillars, and walked down the short flight of iron-railed steps to the main chamber of Father's rooms.
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.