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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Čirūnaitė, Jūratė
Title: XVI–XVII a. kilmingų Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės moterų vardynas
Other Title: The structure of recording noblewomen’s names in the 16th–17th century Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Is part of: Darbai ir dienos. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 51 (2009)
Extent: p. 41-58
Date: 2009
Keywords: 16-17 a;Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė;Kilmingų moterų vardynas;Asmenvardis;Įvardinimas;Prievardis;16th–17th century;Grand Duchy of Lithuania;Noblewomen’s names;Personal name
Abstract: In the 16th–17th centuries throughout the Grand Duchy of Lithuania there existed the Slavonic system of recording noblewomen’s names. This system could be characterized as a non-fixed standard. The types of naming depending on the number of proper names in them can be subdivided into monomial, binomial, trinomial, four-member, five-member, and six-member names. Each naming can include (or not include) common words or word combinations explaining proper names. These might consist of one word. The number of common words depends upon the length of the naming, i.e., the more proper names it contains, the more common words or word combinations there are explaining them. The largest number of common words found in the naming is four. According to their meaning, common words or word combinations might be divided into four lexico-semantic groups. They are as follows: 1) kinship or family status; 2) class; 3) post; 4) nationality. The choice depends on the length of the naming, i.e., in short namings words describing kinship and family status prevail, whereas in longer namings there appear more common words or combinations referring to class and post. Nationality is found only in the namings of Tartars. The name was not a frequent phenomenon in women’s namings. Only 37, 4% of the namings contain women’s names. The data of documents from different areas of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania differ as well. Further from the ethnic areas of Lithuania the namings including women’s names become rarer. The rarest are from the areas in the eastern part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Volynia. There is a link between the length of the naming and a woman’s name – the more proper names in it the greater the probability for a woman’s name in it. All the four, five and six-member namings include a woman’s name. Among the trinomial namings there are 80, 1% with a woman’s name, but among the binomial ones – only 42, 1%.[...]
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Darbai ir dienos / Deeds and Days 2009, nr. 51
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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