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Naming of diseases in the medieval Macedonian texts

Author(s): Ljiljana Makarijoska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Институт за македонска литература

Summary/Abstract: The medical lexis confirmed in Macedonian medieval texts is indicative of the repertoire and the semantic contents of the lexemes. Besides lexemes for naming the specific diseases, there is also a descriptive way of expressing certain conditions. The alternative medicine arises great interest through fortune tales, prayers etc., i.e. the traditional way of treating diseases based on old folk customs and beliefs. The connection between the lexis of the Church-Slavic language and of the contemporary Macedonian language, i.e. Macedonian dialects, confirms the unity of the lexical system from a historical aspect.

  • Issue Year: 7/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 0-0
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Macedonian