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Diacronia 10, November 7, 2019, A145 (1–12)https://doi.org/10.17684/i10A145en

Proper names in marginal notes to a 17th century Romanian translation of the Old Testament (ms. no. 4389 B.A.R.)

Ana-Maria Gînsac, Mădălina Ungureanu

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Department of Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Bd. Carol I 11, 700506 Iași, Romania

History

Received August 14, 2019
Accepted August 19, 2019
Published November 7, 2019

Key words

old literary Romanian
biblical text
translation
glosses
onomastics

Abstract

Translating proper names in earlier Romanian versions of the Bible raised different challenges. Some of them were solved in the main text, some other in marginal notes. Such notes are to be found in the second complete translation of the Old Testament into Romanian, kept in the manuscript no. 4389 from the Romanian Academy Library and dated in the second half of the 17th century. The marginal notes from this old Romanian translation refer to the relation of the text with its Slavonic source, in terms of correcting the translation errors, with the secondary sources (in Latin, Romanian, and Greek), pointing to some denomination models different from the main source, and with the linguistic norm of the translated text, in terms of grammatical and lexical adaptations to the system and vocabulary of Romanian. This article explores the strategies related to the translation into Romanian of biblical names based on their treatment in the marginal notes of the mentioned text; it also aims at clarifying, as far as possible, the sources and how the translator relates to them.

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    Text:Gînsac, A. & Ungureanu, M. (2019). Proper names in marginal notes to a 17th century Romanian translation of the Old Testament (ms. no. 4389 B.A.R.), Diacronia 10 (November 7), A145 (1–12), https://doi.org/10.17684/i10A145en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{ginsac2019,
     author = {Ana-Maria Gînsac, Mădălina Ungureanu},
     title = {Proper names in marginal notes to a 17th century Romanian translation of the Old Testament (ms. no. 4389 B.A.R.)},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2019},
     month = {November},
     number = {10},
     eid = {A145},
     doi = {https://doi.org/10.17684/i10A145en},
     pages = "(1–12)",
     url = {http://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/10/A145/en}
    }

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