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Etymology of the Words «истина/ҳақиқат/truth», «добро/некӣ/good», «красота/зебоӣ/beauty» in Tajik and Russian Languages


Umarova Farangis Komiljonovna


The main purpose of the study is to identify the history of the origin (etymology) of the words “truth”, good”, beauty” and peculiarities of their functioning in modern Tajik and Russian languages. Proceeding from the most significant etymological dictionaries of the Russian and Tajik languages the author of the article discloses initial, true meanings of the relevant words which over time experienced the influence of various linguistic impacts, on the whole. In the course of the study the explored vocabulary of the Tajik language by its origin is divided into two types: 1) native Iranian vocabulary; 2) Arabic vocabulary. It is underscored that etymological analysis reveals the historical patterns of language development and identifies the general and universal peculiarities of the words in question in the correlative languages. The ways of their implementation in modern Russian and Tajik languages are determined as well.


etymology, etymological analysis, truth, good, beauty, reconstruction, history of words, semantics, structure


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Monday, 20 April 2020