Magyar és német népi csillagnevek és csillagképnevek jelentései

  • Judit Kozma ELTE Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Kulcsszavak: Földön kívüli nevek, csillagnevek, csillagképek nevei, magyar folklór, német folklór, kognitív szemantikai kategorizáció


The semantics of Hungarian and German popular names for stars and star constellations

By observing popular star names we can get an insight into ancient people’s beliefs, into their way of thinking and into their everyday life. The author wants to present how human realities and attitudes are reflected in the sky by comparing official Arabic and Greek star names with Hungarian and German popular names for stars, using the methods of cognitive semantics. Langacker’s conceptual archetypes (human body and face, physical object, agent, action, instrument, etc.) can also be identified in the case of star names, though here on most occasions these cognitive domains can not easily be separated. Star names most frequently display the following concepts: persons, body parts, animals and less frequently plants, objects, places, notions as well as features.

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