In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I'm not quite sure why he felt the need to Latinise the names of his fallacies but I suspect it put more people off reading the article than it encouraged.
- Colchester, whose name was now Latinized to Camulodunum, became the site of a substantial fortress for the Twentieth Legion.
- Jabir ibn Aflah is often known by the Latinised form of his name, namely Geber.
- Possibly the most famous musical instruments of all are the violins produced by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari, better known by the Latinised name, Stradivarius.
- Abraham Ortel, known by his Latinised name of Ortelius, was born in Antwerp on 4 April 1527.
- The shortened, Latinised version of his name became Sancte Claus, which led to the obvious name of Santa Claus.
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.