Jankovits, László: Hüvelmény. In: Acta historiae litterarum hungaricarum, (29). pp. 107-114. (2006)

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This paper deals with the interpretative tradition of a hapax legomenon used by the 17th century Hungarian poet János Rimay, i. e. "hüvelmény" and proposes a new meaning for it. From the mid-19th century on, this word was interpreted as 'water fairy' or 'water monster.' Regarding the context of the word, which is involved in the condemnation of avarice, a more acceptable meaning is hydrops or dropsy, since this disease is topically connected with greed for earthly goods in the European tradition of philosophy, theology and poetry.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta historiae litterarum hungaricarum
Date: 2006
Volume: 29
ISSN: 0586-3708
Page Range: pp. 107-114
Language: magyar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magyar irodalom költészet 17. sz., Irodalomtudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben; Ismertetett mű: László Jankovits: Hüvelmény (dropsy)
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 07:05
Last Modified: 2020. Oct. 12. 15:24
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/1073

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