In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the golden section — la sección áurea
- Alicia Stott made two further important discoveries relating to constructions for polyhedra related to the golden section.
- This golden section has some relation to basic geometry that seems to resonate with a human's sense of beauty.
- Both shank and line are in turn struck through by a diagonal, recalling the harmonious proportions of a golden section.
- Among his most prized possessions were his books of Plato, including the Timaeus in which the mathematical ratios of the golden section are described.
- So the phi by phi squares are themselves divided at their own golden section ratios by the side of the other overlapping square.
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.