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Понятие куректон в удмуртском языке
The Word kurekton in the Udmurt Language

Author(s): Т. R. Dušenkova
Subject(s): Semantics, Finno-Ugrian studies
Published by: Teaduste Akadeemia Kirjastus
Keywords: Udmurt language; emotion concepts; semantics; etymology;

Summary/Abstract: In the Udmurt language kurekton ’grief, suffering, sadness’ refers to one of the basic emotion concepts reflected in the language and folklore. The lexeme has a range of synonyms, which proves the importance and significance of it in the language. Many of the synonyms are compound words, in some cases the roots reiterate or specify the meaning of the compounds. Etymologically the lexemes belong either to the native vocabulary of Finno-Ugric origin or to loan-words. The synonyms differ from the dominant word semantically as well as stylistically and reflect the aspects of the reality seen as important to comprehend.

  • Issue Year: LIII/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-53
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Russian