In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- He fled from Rome, hid out with a kinsman of the nobleman from whom he took his famous byname, then went to Naples and Malta, and on, ever on, from there as news of his crime caught up with him.
- The byname Martel is attested from the 9th century.
- The Resurrection Man - to use a byname of the period - was not to be deterred by any of the sanctities of customary piety.
- The table below contains all of the 116 distinct bynames found in the poll tax data, together with etymological notes on as many of them as I can identify.
- His byname is Greek for ‘silver.’
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.