About Slavic soul in beliefs, culture and language on the example of Shtokavian idioms  Cover Image

O słowiańskiej duszy w wierzeniach, kulturze, języku na przykładzie frazeologizmów sztokawszczyzny literackiej
About Slavic soul in beliefs, culture and language on the example of Shtokavian idioms

Author(s): Edyta Koncewicz-Dziduch
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the issue of soul in language and culture of the Slavs. Analysis includes presentation of the phenomenon of soul in old Slavic beliefs and religion, before adoption of Christianity. Many of these beliefs is still present in Slavic culture and language, despite the acceptance of Christian soul conception. Linguistic analysis is carried out on the Serbian and Croatian idioms with soul lexeme. Four semantic group were extracted: 1. Soul as a symbol of life, motion and elusiveness of life; 2. Soul as a symbol of good, positive energy; 3. Soul as a metaphor of awareness, brain responsible for deciding; 4. Soul as a human equivalent.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 181-192
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish