Much Ado About Cockroach (German Schwabe and Russian прусак, таракан) — a Study in Etymology and Semantic Motivation Cover Image

Wiele hałasu o karalucha (niem. Schwabe i ros. Прусак, таракан) ‒ studium z etymologii i motywacji semantycznej
Much Ado About Cockroach (German Schwabe and Russian прусак, таракан) — a Study in Etymology and Semantic Motivation

Author(s): Marek Stachowski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, Turkish language
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: etymology;Russian lanaguage;Slavic languages;semantic motivation;German language

Summary/Abstract: Much ink has been spilled on the sources and history of various names for various species of cockroach. The present author discusses some of them and his main aim is to clear up at least some aspects of what has hitherto been suggested in studies concerning Russian tarakan.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 162
  • Page Range: 63-78
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish