In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Einstein's wild hair is not the mad scientist's coiffure but a secular aureole, bespeaking his superhuman intelligence and wisdom.
- She rubs pigment into engraved lines and allows this to produce a slick aureole around the image.
- Facing him was a spry elfin-faced girl with an aureole of blonde hair around her head and intent dark eyes.
- Facing them, the rest of us could see little but shadowy faces, surrounded by bright aureoles.
- Auras are not to be confused with the aureoles or halos of saints, which are devices of Christian iconography used to depict the radiance of light associated with divine infusion.
- Many figures have wings, some possess an aureole around their heads and/or a very particular design of cap.
- The prominently depicted hen and rooster form the brightest spot in the foreground, as they are encircled by an aureole of light.
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.