« 2018. #5 (143)

The Ethnology Notebooks, 2018, № 5 (143), 1229—1238


Received  03.07.2018



Koval Halyna, candidate of Philological Scitnces (PhD),

Senior Researcher

of department of specialist in folk-lore

the Institute of Ethnography,

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine  (Lviv, Ukraine).

Svobody Avenue 15,  79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

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Abstrakt. In the article attention is paid to numerical markers in lyrics. Folk comprehension of numerical matrix is an order, moving from chaos to the space. Counting as a compositional device is a key function — it is a reproduction of sequence, development and process dynamics. A model dominates, in which separation of an individual from a wide range. Semantics and symbolism of numerical images that are used as an artistic device (a quantitative hyperbole) are studied.

Keywords: folk numerology, numerical markers, symbolism, semantics and artistic device.


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