2021, vol. 9, no. 4. Kozintcev M.A., Savelieva N.V.

2021, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 807-831

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22378/2313-6197.2021-9-4.807-831


M.A. Kozintcev 1, N.V. Savelieva 2
1 Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences
National Research University Higher School of Economics
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
2 Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Abstract: Research objectives: To analyze the genre-typological and stylistic peculiarities of the narrative parts that accompany the actual dictionary entries of the Turkic-Russian dictionary, and thus to add a new source to the group of narrative monuments from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries centuries which pertain to Crimea.
Research materials: The Turkic-Russian dictionary (“Kniga Elihv”) included in the manuscript miscellany (“Tsvetnik”) that was compiled by the hieromonk, Prokhor Kolomiatin, in 1668. The manuscript is kept in the collection of the State Historical Museum (Muzeyskoe sobr., No. 2803).
Results and novelty of the research: The Turkic-Russian dictionary included in Prokhor Kolomiatin’s miscellany is one of the earliest examples of a Turkic lexicography in the Cyrillic tradition. Along with the records of lexemes and word collocations, it contains lengthy narratives concerning religion, geography, and ethnography of Crimea. The nature of the information provided suggests that the author of the dictionary was living in Crimea for some time, most likely as a prisoner, although having a certain privileged status. Having little opportunity to travel outside the peninsula, he received knowledge, including information about other countries, from verbal communication with the local inhabitants made up of different national and social groups. Analysis of the content of the narrative material allows us to state that the text has its own degree of originality, although it naturally finds thematic and genre parallels with the well-known medieval narratives concerning Crimea.

Keywords: lexicography, Crimean Khanate, Prokhor Kolomiatin, captives, travelers, narrative monuments, European tradition

For citation: Kozintcev M.A., Savelieva N.V. Prokhor Kolomiatin’s Turkic Dictio­nary among the Narrative Monuments from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries Related to Crimea. Zolotoordynskoe obozrenie=Golden Horde Review. 2021, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 807–831. DOI: 10.22378/2313-6197.2021-9-4.807-831 (In Russian)

Acknowledgements: The work was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the framework of the research project No. 20-012-00200 A.


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About the authors: Mark A. Kozintcev – Postgraduate student, Junior Researcher of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (18, Dvortsovaya emb., St. Petersburg 191186, Russian Federation); Tutor of the Department of Asian and African Studies, HSE University (123, Kanal Griboyedova emb., St. Petersburg 190068, Russian Federation). E-mail: m.kozintcev@mail.ru

Natalya V. Savelieva – Dr. Sci. (Philology), Leading Researcher of the Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (4, Makarov emb., St. Petersburg 199034, Russian Federation). E-mail: n.v.savelieva@inbox.ru

Received  June 5, 2021  Accepted for publication  October 18, 2021
Published  Online December 29, 2021