Idiomatic expressions of biblical origin in the speech of the orthodox Russians Cover Image

Фразеологические единицы библейского происхождения в речи православных носителей русского языка
Idiomatic expressions of biblical origin in the speech of the orthodox Russians

Author(s): Evgenija Maksimovich
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Theology and Religion, Lexis, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: religious vocabulary; Orthodox Russians; biblical phraseology; leksyka religijna; Rosjanie wyznania prawosławnego; frazeologia biblijna

Summary/Abstract: Currently in Russia, due to the change in the political system, there is more and more noticeable impact of the Orthodox Church on the life and language of the Russians. Biblical phraseology begins to permanently enter into the realm of contemporary Russian culture. It became common among the Orthodox Russians to cite the idiomatic expressions and quotations from the Bible. In the modern language of the Orthodox Christians the meanings of idiomatic units coincide with their meanings in the texts of Scripture, which, however, is not always synonymous with the dictionary meaning.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 53-63
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian