Біблійні слова-образи в текстах українських народних пісень
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The article investigates the fi gurative language (words) of the biblical origin such as God, Jesus Christ, God’s Mother and other that obtained new national cultural meanings and became ethnologemes in the texts of Ukrainian folklore. The research is conducted on the basis of a great number of reference texts, written down mainly in the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries. It was found out that the texts of oral lore are linguo-aesthetic signs of ethnic culture refl ect a mode of thinking of a nation at diff erent historical periods. It was pointed out that modern authors understand the meaning of such terms as a “word-image” and “language image” in diff erent ways and add their individual interpretations. Key words-images have been analysed in the context of the linguistic conceptual map of the Ukrainians in whom pagan and pre-Christian beliefs of our people are refl ected. It was discovered that Biblical words-images in the Ukrainian folklore were reconsidered and, as a result, it led to the changes in their forms and meanings. The analysis of the folk songs texts makes it possible to conclude that the word-images of Jesus Christ and God’s Mother are developed to the level of language images obtaining specifi c senses that are typical to a real man, a master/landlord, and a woman, a mother and a hostess/ landlady.
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