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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 2 (134), 380—390

UDK 392.5(=161.2)(477.87)”188/192”

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.02.380

ATTRIBUTES AND RITUALS OF THE WEDDING CYCLE IN TRANSCARPATHIA: SEMANTICS, SEMIOTICS AND SYMBOLISM

Cherleniak Ivanna Vasylivna, post-graduate student

of the department of historical ethnology

of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel.(032) 297-01-57; e-mail: ina@mail.lviv.ua

Abstract. The wedding ritual actions of Ukrainians in Transcarpathia at the end of the XIX th — the first half of the XX th century are under consideration in the article. The author, on the basis of personal ethnographic materials, published sources and available literature, observes the symbolism of wedding attributes, makes an attempt to give the semantic and semiotic analysis of some rite components. The article focuses on clarifying the differences and relevant features of wedding ceremony of Transcarpathia with other regions of Ukraine and neighbouring nations.

Keywords: wedding, rite, attribute, custom, semantics, symbolism, wreath, bread, ring, bride, bridegroom.

Received 10.03.2017

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