Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 1

Here the two fold story of the French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them:

Part 1:

“Un Amphitryon” can be used in a very formal language as “a host who receives guests for diner”. This name became popular after the success of a Moliere play from the XVIIth century, whose main character was called this way.… Read More