In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In order to be accepted as a postulant in a religious community, I must be free of all financial obligations.
- So there are hundreds or even thousands of postulants, novices, seminarians, active priests, and retired priests who live, work, or hang out at American seminaries.
- To become a Theravadin monk a postulant shaves his head and beard and adopts the yellow robes of the monk.
- On entering the order, postulants spend much of the first year in Killarney, with periods in the Franciscans' base in Osterley in England.
- The discussion concerns postulants and candidates for holy orders, more particularly those who aspire to ordained ministry as vocational or permanent deacons.
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.