In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Romans used ivory for pyxes and on furniture.
- Similarly, the consecrated host was to be kept in a fitting manner, in a pyx, a small box made of silver or ivory which could be locked.
- As our prayers unfold, I remove the pyx from my shirt pocket.
- He wanted to restore to churches what he called ‘the real thing: vestments, pyxes, sedilia, road screens.’
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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.