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Украинская этносимволика из области растительного мира (лингвокультурологический аспект)
Ukrainian ethno-symbolism from the flora (lingvo-culturological aspect)

Author(s): Aleksndr V. Savchenko, M.S. Hmelevsky
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Eastern Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Ukrainian; culturology; folklore; idioms; floristic metaphors; national symbols;

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the main connotative components of national symbols of the Ukraine, which have found a reflection in the Ukrainian mentality, images as well as in the language (in folklore, idioms, proverbs, etc.). These connotative components contain in their structure floristic elements, i.e. the names of different trees and flowers. From time immemorial, trees and flowers have served as different symbols (e.g. state, religious), and they have been an essential part of many human cultures. The paper presents the main floristic symbols of the Ukraine (compared to Russian symbols) and their reflection in the Ukrainian mentality and language on the idiomatic and metaphorical levels.

  • Issue Year: 61/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 91-102
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian