The Theonym Khizyr-Ilyas in Local Traditions of the Tatars and Its Parallels in the Turkic Languages

Document Type : Research Article


1 Kazan Federal University

2 Stitute of Language, Literature and Art of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan

3 Chuvash State University

4 Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences named after Nasimi of Azerbaijan


The article examines local variations of the theonym Khyzyr-Ilyas in Tatar traditions, stable combinations with this name and also highlights parallels in other Turkic languages. In the corpus of material extracted from the field records of the author collected in the folklore and dialectological expeditions the dialect and ethno-cultural features of this theonym prevail. The purpose of this study is the reconstruction of the diversion nest with the vertex word Khyzyr-Ilyas in the texts of the Tatar conspiracies and spells. Motivational reconstruction of linguistic fact is depicted in a cultural context. In the article the patron spirit Khyzyr-Ilyas is ambivalent but if you violate the rules of communication with him it can punish a person. The author distinguishes two motivational lines: on the one hand, the theonym Khyzyr-Ilyas lives in the language as a precedent name, on the other hand, in the texts of culture theonym is described most closely to the local variants of the culture of the Tatars within their own ethnocultural space. It was also proved that depending on the motivation of a given theonym with its internal form this name becomes an appeal.


Volume 10, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics Issues (ALI 2019) July 19-20, 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia
This special issue of the journal includes papers published in the spirit of academic support of the conference and so they did not go through the review process defined by the journal.
July 2019
Pages 947-954