In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Peter the Great greatly restricted access to monastic tonsure, thereby virtually barring the nobility from entering the black clergy.
- His hairstyle also reminds me of a tonsure, and his monkish qualities include withdrawal from Earth and earthly delights; his commission and starship serve as a monastery.
- My hair was long as it always had been; our order didn't endorse tonsures, thank God.
- His cowl had fallen back, exposing his tonsure.
- His dark hair lay cropped close to his head like a monk's tonsure and his small black eyes sat deep within their sockets like tiny pieces of coal buried in a lump of snow.
- One of the disputed matters might seem absurd to us now: it was the form of the tonsure, the way in which monks shaved the tops of their heads.
- In 1943, he completed medical studies and secretly assumed monastic tonsure, receiving the name Anthony.
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.