In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The image rivets through its drama and detail; the features of Henri IV ring true in their resemblance to his portraits and death mask.
- The face of her effigy may have been based on her death mask, taken when she died on her thirty-seventh birthday in the royal apartments in the Tower of London.
- Images of his deathbed and casts of his death mask consequently circulated widely throughout the country and beyond.
- Dominating the display, the death mask of Johnson's head and shoulders shows the facial distortion caused by his own final series of strokes.
- A death mask was made using a mould filled with plaster, which was also painted and the use of gold gave it an authentic appearance.
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.