Reflecting Upon the Notion of History (And After Its Lexicographization)

Author:
Mislav Kovačić; Hrvatski studiji, Zagreb
Summary
Throughout this paper the word history is pondered upon, with its satisfactory comprehension and lexicographic description set as the primary aim. The underlying motif for this is the fact that no Croatian monolingual dictionary provides a definition that would actually exhaust all of its meanings or – that being virtually impossible – at least help make its lexicographic horizon wider. In fulfilling this assignment some appealing observations come forth, leading us to the point where linguistics, etymology and pondering upon the historical subject itself – and that necessarily requires an interdisciplinary approach – overlap in an interesting way.
Key words
history; meaning; etymology; lexicography; seeing; knowing; narration
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