Fragments of the World-View in Onomastics Cover Image

Фрагменты языковой картины мира в ономастической лексике
Fragments of the World-View in Onomastics

Author(s): Juozas Jurkenas
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: anthroponymy; appellative; model; onomastics; proper name; composite proper name; language-sowse; world-view

Summary/Abstract: The new model of onomastics research is offered in manuscript: proper name // geographical, linguistic, cultural-historical and its chronological characteristic. As an example of the use of the specified model the analysis of a personal name But-rim- is offered. This name is fixed in dictionaries of Russian, Belorussian, Polish, Old-Prussian and Lithuanian personal names. It is ascertained that a source of an origin of a proper name But-rim- is anthroponymy of the Baltic languages. Only here this name is perceived as an organic part of ancient proper names. But-rim- is a composite proper name of Indo-European type. It testifies to its archaism (= chronological characteristic). Functioning of the stem of the same origin in structure of personal names of Indo-European languages specifies their archaism and simultaneously is the cultural-historical characteristic (= reflection of the world-view).

  • Issue Year: 09/2007
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 25-29
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Russian