In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Before the advent of the printing press, books were made of vellum because it was durable.
- From what scholars have managed to read so far they believe it is an early Christian Psalter written on vellum, a parchment made from animal skin.
- Irish writings prior to the use of paper and print were written on vellum in a distinctive minuscule script which reflects 1,000 years of literary tradition.
- Early codices were made of papyrus but later developments replaced this by vellum.
- Other maps have been revised so many times that the vellum has holes in it, and parts of them are so old that we cannot unfold them without destroying them.
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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.