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Observations on the Old Bulgarian Translation of the Vita Sancti Hilarionis by Jerome the Blessed
Observations on the Old Bulgarian Translation of the Vita Sancti Hilarionis by Jerome the Blessed

Author(s): Irina Kuzidova-Karadzhinova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica
Keywords: Jerome; Vita Sancti Hilarionis; Old Bulgarian translation; South Slavic manuscripts; lexemes; archaisms; synonyms

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with some significant lexemes found in the Bulgarian translation of Vita Sancti Hilarionis, which was undertaken during the First Bulgarian Kingdom and preserved in copies from the 14th to the 17th centuries (just the South Slavic copies are taken into consideration). The archaisms and Grecisms are extracted, then the synonyms are commented upon (incl. contextual synonyms) together with some semantic errors. It turns out that, on the one hand, the copies of the Vita in Dragomirna MS 700 and Hilferding MS 56 tend to modernise the archaic words, while on the other hand, the different readings reflect the lack of both stable norms and of comparison with the Greek source.

  • Issue Year: LXXXI/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 167
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English