And złote jabłko (the golden apple) Became jabłko niezgody (the apple of discord): On the Cultural and Lexicographic Dimension of Two Mythology-Based Expressions Which Contain a Fruit Name Cover Image

A złote jabłko stało się jabłkiem niezgody – o kulturowym... i leksykograficznym wymiarze dwóch mitologizmów z komponentem nazywającym owoc
And złote jabłko (the golden apple) Became jabłko niezgody (the apple of discord): On the Cultural and Lexicographic Dimension of Two Mythology-Based Expressions Which Contain a Fruit Name

Author(s): Magdalena Puda-Blokesz
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: phraseology; mythology; symbols; culture; lexicography

Summary/Abstract: In the phraseological stock of Polish there can be found language units which conceal a cultural symbolism of mythological provenance – symbolism that speakers are perhaps sometimes unaware of. In this group tere are two phraseological expressions containing a fruit name (apple) that seem to be genetically related to Greek mythology: the złote jabłko [golden apple] and the jabłko niezgody [apple of discord]. The article presents the etymology of the ‘apple’ lexeme, broadly outlines the symbolism of apple and apple tree in various cultures and mythologies, and eventually discusses, inter alia, (1) mythological motivation of the units under consideration, (2) semantic and formal status of mythology-based phraseological expressions, (3) lexicographic status of both expressions, and (4) their international character.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 146-162
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish