In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(nearness)propincuidad feminine literaryproximidad feminine
- He found himself disgusted with their close propinquity.
- Frequency of successful exchange between taxa will depend on propinquity, metabolic compatibility, adaptations to their abiotic environment, gene expression systems, and gene transfer mechanisms.
- Sexual relationships tend to grow with propinquity and propinquity includes propinquity of work.
- Physical propinquity, propinquity in time and space, with relationship to disasters having a physical cause but resulting in nervous shock, to use that expression, may well - well, I would assume, does give rise to a relationship.
- Due to historical ties and geographic propinquity, until the middle of the 14th century, Galician and Portuguese were in fact the same language, known as ‘Galaico Portugues’.
2formal(in genealogy)consanguinidad feminineparentesco masculine
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.