In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The new building resembled a mediaeval cathedral with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses.
- On the east side, held aloft by concrete flying buttresses, the debating chamber also addresses the landscape.
- The new roof's magnificent arching trusses recall the flying buttresses of medieval cathedrals.
- Gothic architecture has a particular look: the pointed or ogival arch, ribbed vaults, rose windows, towers, and tremendous height in the nave, supported by flying buttresses.
- Flowing, graceful flying buttresses which supported the lofty circular roofs curled outwards to the ground, melding stylishly with the thick columns straining beneath the bulk of the grand palace.
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.