In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Much of what survives from these earlier years seems to be occasional music, such as the grand choruses for plays given in the courtyard of the doge's palace.
- In contrast with most of the other artistic centres of Italy there was no court, and the opportunities for independent action by the elected head of state, the doge, were strictly limited.
- In 840 a treaty between Charlemagne's grandson Lothair and the doge of Venice, protected Venice's neutrality and guaranteed its security from the mainland.
- The doge, senate, and government of Venice were then excommunicated and the entire Republic placed under interdict.
- If the ruler's ‘will’ could be voted down by his advisers, the regal power would be no more than that of the doge of Venice.
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.