Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2021, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (1): 134-140.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2021.01.019

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Analysis of English Words Semantically Associated with Moon in Light of Indo-European Philology

YIN Li,WANG Yuan:School of Humanistic Medicine, Anhui Medical University   

  1. School of Humanistic Medicine, Anhui Medical University, Hefei Anhui 230032
  • Received:2020-08-22 Online:2021-01-25 Published:2021-04-05

Abstract: Objective: To clarify the relations among the English words semantically associated with moon, including their etymologies, cultural implications and usages. Method: Adopting Indo -European philological study to investigate the related etymological issues, especially in sound change. Conclusion: Some related words are of IndoEuropean origin while others are otherwise derived; some related words function in word-formation while others do not. Significance: A systematic study of semantically related words concerning moon within the framework of IndoEuropean philology is new research, beneficial for both theoretical study and English lexical teaching practice.

Key words: moon, loan words, reflex, cognates, etymology, Indo-European philology

CLC Number: 

  • H313