Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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Linguistic Considerations on Romanian Phytonims Created With The Term Crăciun [Christmas]
Abstract: Our paper aims to reveal an inventory, an interpretation and a statistical analysis of Romanian names of plants which implicates the term Crăciun (Christmas), spread through the botanical terminology, a phenomenon which, as considered by E. Coşeriu is not enough highlighted (given that the individual speaker became creator of language / poetry whenever he named a flower. Botanical popular terminology has primarily a practical value, designating, distinguishing and categorizing elements of the plant kingdom within the given natural reign, but also has a high theoretical significance, especially for linguists, both by the ethimons to which they send back and by the metaphorical meanings the phytonims mostly have.
Keywords: Romanian phytonyms, ethnobothany, linguistic imaginary, Christmas, Crăciun
Citation suggestion: Drăgulescu, Radu. “Considerații lingvistice privind fitonimele românești care implică termenul crăciun.” Transilvania, no. 11-12 (2021): 144-146.