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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- The first complete medieval allegory, it depicts a world in which we are constantly at war with our own sinfulness, a struggle of faith between the cardinal virtues and the cardinal sins.
- I had committed the cardinal sin of pride and this was my punishment.
- The cardinal sins are good, everyday vices-pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
- These three cardinal sins require martyrdom because of their intrinsic severity, and not because of the punishment prescribed for them.
- Sixteenth century penitential books, which played an enormous part in popularising the concept of the cardinal sins through sermons and penance, continued to list eight sins rather than seven.
- These seven ‘deadly’ sentiments don't consign us to hell or block spiritual progress, as the cardinal sins are said to do.
- After all who has never experienced the seven cardinal sins of Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Avarice, Envy, Pride or Lust before?
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.