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Mărturii lingvistice ale credinţelor legate de animale şi boli în limbile romanice

Publication: Lucrările celui de-al XIV-lea Simpozion Internațional de Dialectologie, p. 276
Editors:Nicolae Mocanu, Dumitru Loșonți, Eugen Beltechi
Publisher:Argonaut, Scriptor
Abstract:In this article I discussed the tendency of certain animal names (especially those that evoke species of invertebrata) to designate diseases or to be an integral part of certain expressions associated with the semantic field of maladies. This phenomenon was illustrated with examples from five Romanic languages: Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian and Romanian.
Both analyzed animal names and expressions were approached from the point of view of the theory of Mario Alinei. According to the aforementioned researcher the words that simultaneously evoke diseases, animals but also human beings and plants, are reminiscences of totemic beliefs.
The analyzed material reflects the fact that in the collective mentality most of the diseases are caused by animals that are members of the phylum Arthropoda. This idea is underscored by the existence of certain names of animals used with a double function: to designate maladies and to be integrated into the structure of some expressions closely linked to the semantic field of diseases.
Key words:
  • credinţe totemice, denumiri de boli, expresii, nume de animale
  • totemic beliefs, names of diseases, expressions, animals names
Language: Romanian

Citations to this publication: 0

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