In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Khepri was the sacred scarab, whom the Egyptians believed was associated with the power of renewal, rebirth and resurrection.
- The wife of King Albert, Queen Paola, commissioned Fabre, who used the jewel-like shells of scarabs culled from the Far East.
- But the scarab also holds deep personal significance for me.
- The scarabs appeared to have left the area, but there was no telling when they would return.
- For the moment, the scarabs were lost from sight.
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.