In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Between 5000 and 6000 legionaries made up a legion that was commanded by a legatus.
- How was he to beat a legionary if he had trouble figuring out how to hold a sword?
- Do you think Roman legionaries whined about such things?
- Military training was emphasized and legionaries were put through rigorous and continuous training.
- Then the Roman legionaries swept away the smoking ashes and sowed the land with salt to prevent anything from ever growing there again.
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.