In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Without hesitating, she strode to the pillar supporting the glass chalice and firmly grasped the goblet by the stem.
- Within the Christian tradition it has generally been believed that the Grail was the actual chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper.
- I don't think you would get away with a ‘Jesus Bar’ advertised by a leering Christ holding a chalice of wine.
- The next day he presented the Senate and plebs with a banquet, his pure, stainless, and holy body, the bread of angels, of which man has partaken, and he set chalices filled with wine before them.
- Golden chalices and great swords and weapons hung everywhere.
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.