In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/family) ilustre(person/family) insigne formal(deeds) glorioso
- The courses are not inexpensive, as the illustrious name of the event hotel might indicate.
- The hotel with the illustrious past and the four-star deluxe rating must wait a little longer for a fifth star.
- As it happens, Cliff's illustrious career goes back a long way further than that.
- He will not want to end an illustrious career by walking the plank.
- Its title is Yanks and the script is by Colin Welland, one of Britain's most illustrious dramatists.
- Scotland's exporting success in eastern Europe has not been exactly illustrious in recent years.
- There was no excuse for that, considering all their illustrious talent.
- In these instances, it is rare for the more illustrious team not to make amends for their sloppiness second time around.
- He also expressed pleasure to be following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessor Charles Darwin.
- There are many similarities in the short but illustrious careers of Best and John, now the firmest of friends.
- And so a sad and bitter end is brought to an illustrious player of immense quality.
- The children had a wonderful day out in company of the illustrious cricketer.
- His withdrawal from the next two Grand Slams is bound to increase speculation that his illustrious career is now over.
- Before we left he showed me the wrought iron gates which bore the names of Glasgow's most illustrious graduates.
- Aside from your illustrious career as an actor, how many plays have you written?
- Mr Jones has enjoyed an illustrious acting career appearing on Broadway and the West End.
- Between his two spells at Elland Road came an illustrious career in Italy, with the Turin giants Juventus.
- But it is not just his family's illustrious past which concerns the present Lord Lansdowne.
- It has been a hallmark of its illustrious career in broadcasting almost since its inception in the 1920s.
- He was a very consistent performer and rarely had a bad match in his long and illustrious career.
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.