In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- From then on, polygyny (one man with several wives) replaced polyandry (one woman with several husbands) as a marital practice.
- One version of polygamy, polyandry - the marriage of a woman with more than one husband - is very rare.
- Polygyny and polyandry are not allowed, and it is forbidden to marry close family and kin members.
- So maybe you want to democratise polyandry and polygamy, if that's what you want to do, that's fine, but I mean I'm not sure necessarily that the idea of multiculturalism actually is something that needs to be actively embraced.
- Most marriages are monogamous, although fraternal polyandry (having more than one husband) is permitted and is even considered to be prestigious.
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.