In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The ancient Egyptians either engraved the hieroglyphs in the stonework of their temples or painted them on the walls of the burial chamber or inscribed them with a reed pen on rolls of papyrus, the antecedent of our paper.
- The documents of the early medieval period in Italy take the following shape: no more than about fifty documents survive from the sixth and seventh centuries, nearly all on papyrus, and nearly all from Ravenna.
- The ramps were built out of clay, wood and papyrus.
- Documents written on papyri were found in some pyramid temples, especially at Abusir.
- He noted down on a papyrus or an ostraka a full record of the grain measured so that a definite tax liability could be determined.
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.