• The authors:
    Igor Protsenko
  • Issue:November 16th, 2018
  • Pages: 220-236
  • Section: Cross-cultural communication as a factor in educational activities
  • URL:
  • DOI:10.22363/09129-2018-220-236

Abstract: In the article “Analysis of the Latin lexemes aedēs, fānum,
templum”, from the point of view of historical semantics,” the author analyzes the development of the meaning ‘sacred place’ in the three Latin words in order to ascertain the standard and different linguistic processes offormation of the specified value in different Narodov in different languages.
The definition of ‘sacred’ and the classification of sacred vocabulary
are proposed.
The research methodology is based on the principles developed by such European linguists as Ruben Budagov, Elena Mikina, Alexander Iliad.
The results of the study, which is carried out on the material of the Romanesque and other, primarily Slavic languages, show that thesacred place, imagio mundi, is nothing more than a rethinking of the “external model of the world,” which each word is interpreted in its way. The formation and development of the concept are influenced by geographical, historical, sociopolitical factors and mythological thinking, which in turn determine the consciousness, mentality of people speaking different languages.

Keywords: historical semantics, sacred vocabulary, worldview, consciousness, mythological thinking

Igor Protsenko
Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Asunción (Paraguay)

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