49th International Philological Conference (IPC 2020) in Homage to Professor Ludmila Verbitskaya (1936-2019)

Hungarian Proverbial Parallels of the Russian Paremiological Minimum: thematic group «Time. Patience»

Ирина Евгеньевна Зимони-Калинина
независимый исследователь

Ключевые слова, аннотация

Central-European linguistic area, Hungarian language, paremiology, Russian language, thematic classification.


My presentation is based on the thematic group «Time. Patience» of the Russian Paremiological minimum, highlighted by M. Yu. Kotova. This group contains 29 Russian proverbs divided into 6 sub-groups. As a result of my research in the big dictionary of the Hungarian proverbs (T. Litovkina, 2010) 55 items were identified as belonging to this thematic group. Following a thorough semantic examination of the selected proverbs, the original table of systematization was extended by a seventh sub-group «Timeliness». Further 11 well-known Russian proverbs were added to the initial compilation and placed in the corresponding sub-group. A special part of this presentation is dedicated to the paremiological aspect of the theory of the common Central-European linguistic area. This theory is supported by significant number of the Hungarian proverbs in the above thematic group having their parallels in German, Czech, Slovak and Slovenian proverbial lore.