Solomiya A. Antonyuk-Kyrychenko
Ph. D., lecturer
Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University




The article deals with the analysis of the derivative potential of the adjectives denoting the touch in poetical works of the Roman poet Ovid. It was revealed that the most common in the analyzed poetic works are adjectives with a non-motivated basis. The deadjectival derivatives are characterized by a four-zone paradigm with such semantic positions as: in the adverbial zone – adverbialization of the characteristic; in verbal – endowment with a characteristic and acquisition of a characteristic; in the substantive zone – abstract characteristic and rarely the carrier of the characteristic; and in the adjectival – the disclosure and denial of the characteristic. It is noticed that the groups of deadjectives in the adverbial and adjectival zones are marked by the largest number of derivatives, which are characterized by three word-forming types of derivation. The most common are the derivatives of the adverbial zone molliter and leviter, as well as the derivatives of the adjectival group udus, acerbus and firmus. It is identified that the deadjectival derivatives of the adverbial zone in Ovid’s texts mainly gravitate to the verb and take a pre-verbal position. The smallest group is formed by the deadjectives of the substantive zone. The adjectives of the verbal zone mollio and duro possess the highest frequency of use. In the analyzed context, most of the studied adjectives acquire a derivative or figurative meaning.

Key words: derivation, derivative potential, word-forming type, word-forming paradigm, word-forming zone.


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