International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Direct and Indirect Designation in Medicinal Plants' Names
Nataliya Panasenko

A plant as a nature object receives its name by different reasons. This name is formed thanks to direct designation and indirect one (metaphor, metonymy). The paper presents results of complex research of literary and common names of medicinal plants in Germanic and Slavic languages. The author uses word building and onomasiological analysis with the purpose to find out what important properties of the plant, its outlook, place of location, time of blossoming, etc. are reflected in its name.

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