In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Their 500-acre farm in Plainfield has been in the family since the family matriarch, Doris, was a child.
- But there are many very strong women and powerful matriarchs who wield all practical control.
- The legend goes that Karni Mata, a mystic matriarch from the 14th century, was an incarnation of Durga, the goddess of power and victory.
- She is the matriarch of the big family - she has 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
- The ceremony completed, the matriarch led her family into the sunset.
- We are becoming the family patriarchs and matriarchs and the mantle sits uneasily on our shoulders.
- For all those families whose matriarchs have even the slightest leaning towards growing all things green, there's hope here.
- The Royal Family will possibly now look to the Queen to fill the role that the Queen Mother had so successfully undertaken over the previous decades, as the family matriarch, unifier and guide.
- Historically, soap storylines built around families, matriarchs, and patriarchs have not been diverse.
- The matriarch of the family today got herself a literary agent.
- When she feels threatened, an elephant matriarch will group her family in defensive position, which prevents foraging.
- The assumption that the Windsor matriarch, alone of her tribe, offered a symbol impervious to scepticism, reproach, censure, even simple boredom, has been dispelled.
- The village council or the matriarch / patriarch of the clan decided how this connection took place.
- The dying matriarch of the family has set off a battle between her descendants for control of the estate.
- But now I am happily married to a powerful matriarch and all the potency of my other heterosocial relationships has evaporated.
- Here was mummy, the matriarch, whose strength had sustained us for so many years, her own health now in limbo.
- Better by far to humbly defer to the family matriarch for the perfect dish.
- ‘Well, of course they did, you're the matriarch of the family,’ I responded.
- We arrived in Mallaig just before 9am, posted a card to the family matriarch, and set off home.
- Then there's The Boss - the matriarch of the family, a lovely lady and very much the driving force behind the restaurant.
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.
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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.