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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Author: Lili R. Khagba
  • Pages: 308–316
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Research Article
  • Collection: Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th — 20th Centuries: in 3 vols. Vol. 2
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  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Khagba, L.R. “On the Relationship of Aesthetic Ideas about Beauty With Ethical Standards (Abkhazian-Abaza-Adyghe Parallels).” Abkhaziia v russkoi slovesnosti XIX–XX vv.: v 3 t. [Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th–20th Centuries: in 3 vols.], vol. 2, ex. ed. M.I. Shcherbakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023, pp. 308–316. (In Russian)

Information about the author:

Lili R. Khagba, DSc in Philology, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, academician of the Adyghe International Academy of Sciences, Head of the Language Department, Abkhazian Institute for Humanities Research named after D.I. Gulia under the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, Aidgylara 44, 384900 Sukhumi, Republic of Abkhazia.

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The article is devoted to revealing the essence of the concept of “beauty” on the material of the Abkhazian-Abaza-Adyghe idioms. The expression of the aesthetics of the worldview of an ethnic group is considered as the most important component of its linguocultural tradition. It is proposed to consider linguoculturology as one of the areas of ethnolinguistics, within which studies of the mutual influence of language and culture, language and mentality of the people are carried out. The main, basic unit of linguoculturology is the concept, the structure of which includes everything that makes it a fact of culture: etymology, history, modern associations, assessments, connotations. The analysis of the material testifies to the national world order existing in the collective consciousness of the ethnic group, to the identity of the linguistic thinking of the speakers of the Abkhaz, Abaza and Adyghe languages in reflecting the relationship of aesthetic ideas about beauty with ethical norms. The studied fragment of the concept sphere of the signified closely related languages reveals the commonality of the value orientations of their speakers.

  • Keywords: Abkhazian language, Abaza language, Adyghe languages, ethnic values, mentality, linguoculturology, concept, beauty, proverb, saying, phraseology, lexeme.


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