In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Traditionally, the groom's family and kinfolk would provide a number of pigs and shells to the father of the bride in compensation for the loss of his daughter.
- Mobilising her natal familija, most of her son's agnatic kinfolk, and many other unrelated families in the village through persistent negotiations, she mounted a vigorous campaign for her son's election.
- Indeed, no blood relations witnessed the will, but only Hester's servant and the kinsfolk of her executor and beneficiary, her ‘good friend Anthony Short,’ the controversial Laudian minister.
- Most of these marriages were strongly resisted by the kinsfolk of the parties, particularly those that involved agnates from the same village, though none of them were from the same hamlet.
- And finally, the spirit of the deceased has another chance of life in this world with his/her own kinsfolk.
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.