Concept Of Love In The Lyrics Of Ashyk Umer


The article analyzes the concept of love in the lyrics of the outstanding representative of the Crimean Tatar Ashik poetry of the 17th century, Ashyk Umer. The poet's love lyrics are analyzed with an emphasis on identifying the specifics of the author's interpretation of love and determining its varieties. The basic concepts with which Ashyk Umer associates the feeling of love are investigated for the first time. It is noted that love in the poet's lyrics is conveyed by the main lexemes ashk (strong, passionate love), muhabbet (love), mihr (love) and sevda (love). In addition to them, double lexemes are also highlighted that characterize the feeling of love: shevk u muhabbet (infatuation and love), ashk u muhabbet (passion and love), ashk u sevda (passion and love), mihr u vef (love and fidelity, devotion), mihr u muhabbet (love), meil u muhabbet (inclination and love). The main metaphors and allegories, through which the poet describes the feeling of love, are determined: suffering, torment, path, fire, wine (water of love, cup), sea. It is proved that the concept of love in the lyrics of Ashyk Umer was conditioned by the traditional canon that existed in the medieval period and included all types of love feelings: earthly love, spiritual love and Divine Love. At the same time, the dominant type of love feeling in the lyrics of Ashyk Umer was spiritual love, i.e. love for ideal beauty, which can also be interpreted as an individual spiritual search.

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Kadyrova, U. R. (2021). Concept Of Love In The Lyrics Of Ashyk Umer. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 2146-2152). European Publisher.