In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As an anchorite, she had chosen a life of silence and yet she teaches her daughters to speak out with honesty and courage.
- The land of the pharaohs was transformed; the festival hall of Thutmosis III in the temple of Karnak was turned into a church, while Christian anchorites lived in some of the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
- The first film's rather subdued acting could be excused by the fact that it had had to set the scene, give the background to the few stylites and anchorites who'd never heard of the stories.
- ‘The anchorite is not offended primarily by the world,’ Ramfos insists; ‘he is offended by futility.’
- In this context, the work of Julian of Norwich, an English anchorite of the fourteenth century, is a particularly refreshing discovery.
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.