Note about history of Russian word grief Cover Image

Заметки об истории русского слова печаль
Note about history of Russian word grief

Author(s): Alla Kamalova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Lexis
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to history of formation and functioning of Russian word grief. Historical dictionaries and Old Russian texts XI - XVII centuries (hagiography) are sources of a material. The lexical units ‘state of mind’ were polysemantic in old Russian (3 - 12 meanings). As a result of the long use of polysemantic words in old Russian texts there is a lexico-semantic group ‘state of mind’’ and modern direct sense of the word grief.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: XIII
  • Page Range: 73-80
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian