ТОПОНИМЫ В СЕВЕРНОРУССКИХ СВАДЕБНЫХ ПРИЧИТАНИЯХ

Translated title of the contribution: TOPONYMS IN THE WEDDING LAMENTATIONS OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH

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The article refers to toponyms and idioms with toponymie components present in the wedding lamentations of the Russian North. The author characterizes the wedding lamentations toponymie space and highlights the influence of the northern area of the lamentations functioning on the set of toponyms: the folklore text embraces such toponyms as Saint-Petersburg, Novgorod, Vytegra, Kargopol, etc. The space of the lamentations is also hydrocentric, which can be explained by the peculiarity of the region and the significant role of water in wedding ceremonies. Special attention is paid to adjectives, derived from toponyms, such as крепости новгородскии (“the fortresses of Novgorod”) or железо вытегорское (“the iron of Vytegra”). Generally, these adjectives function as a characteristic of an object. They lose their geographic references and receive general meliorative connotations, which is determined by the lamentation genre itself: attributes in collocations саночки новгородские (“sleds from Novgorod”) or ковры московские (“carpets from Moscow”) become idealizing epithets meaning “the best”, and their geographical references almost disappear. However, the author considers it important to analyze the semantics of toponymic derivatives in lamentations more carefully, as some of them “remember” their geographic origins.
Translated title of the contributionTOPONYMS IN THE WEDDING LAMENTATIONS OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalУченые записки Петрозаводского государственного университета
Issue number6 (175)
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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