In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1condesa feminineCountess Spencer — la condesa de Spencer
- In 1902, Mercy dArgenteau, the Princess de Montyglyon, a Belgian countess and hereditary princess of the Holy Roman Empire, journeyed to St. Petersburg, Russia.
- He died in comparative poverty, but was buried in Westminster Abbey, where Lady Anne Clifford, countess of Dorset, paid for his handsome monument.
- As already noted, the king sent two countesses, two knights, four ladies and Sir Marmaduke Darell, as paymaster, to meet the royal family as they entered England, and to bring them south.
- On a hillside in leafy Caucade, within spitting distance of Nice airport, is the last home of poets, princes, and countesses, all of them Russian.
- I love going to court parties, but they are rarely formal, and are only for lesser barons and countesses, not official King's court balls.
- Among those attending that year were the Duke and Duchess of Ancaster, the Duke and Duchess of Gordon, and all manner of countesses, earls, colonels and honourables.
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.