In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Their abdomens are variable in shape being triangular, round to ovoid to elongate, sometimes extending tail-like past the spinnerets.
- Three flowerpots rest on an ovoid surface, perhaps a ceramic tray or table top whose legs have vanished.
- Flickers of reds, yellows and orange emerge from the depths, and the strange ovoid canvases reflect the surface while hovering over it.
- These inclusions appeared round in transverse and ovoid in longitudinal sections.
- They consisted of a closed smooth membrane and were round, ovoid, or irregular in shape.
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.