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Caftan in the new testament translations, or about some peculiarities in rendering of the historical realia

G.T. Khukhuni, I.I. Valuitseva, A.A. Osipova
80,00 Р


Khukhuni Georgiy T.,

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Theory of Language and

Anglistics Department,

Moscow State Regional University



Valuitseva Irina I.,

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Theoretical and

Applied Linguistics Department,

Moscow State Regional University



Osipova Anna A.,

Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Translation

and Communication Department,

Moscow State Pedagogical University



The present paper is dedicated to the rendering of two everyday realia (χιτών and ιμάτιον) in the fragment of the Sermon on the Mountain (Mat. 5: 40). Both units are well-known enough and aren`t usually qualified as provoking any difficulties in understanding. At the same time their translation is characterized with noticeable variability, and this difference sometimes has a dramatic influence on the comprehension of the target text. Some Russian versions of the New Testament created in the XIX–XXI centuries are examined in connection with this aspect, and the methods of the representation of the said words are analyzed.

Keywords: New Testament, original, translation, realia, method, Church Slavonic, Russian.



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