Bashkirskogo universiteta

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Archive | Volume 20, 2015, No. 3.


Vestnik Bashkirskogo Universiteta. 2015. Vol. 20. No. 3. Pp. 952-956.
Muryasov R. Z.
Bashkir State University
32 Zaki Validi St., 450076 Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.


The article is devoted to studying of some linguistic aspects of the names of personified images of ancient Greek and Roman mythology - gods, demigods, characters of historical legends, spirits, etc., which have become common nouns and are used as a means of vocabulary expansion in some contemporary Indo-European languages (such as English, Russian, German and French). Throughout centuries mythonyms have undergone broadening of their semantic structures due to their transition to the category of common nouns, which resulted in their usage as derivation bases for the whole families of words, whose elements could refer to different parts of speech - nouns, adjectives, and seldom verbs or adverbs. Mythonyms also demonstrate productivity in forming composites, terms and compound terminological nominations, as well as phraseological units and paremic structures.


  • • mythonyms
  • • families of words
  • • composites
  • • terms
  • • terminological nominations
  • • phraseological units
  • • paremic structures


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