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Кавказизмы в осетинском языке (разбор семантических полей «оружие», «горы и горнорудный промысел», «ткани, одежда»)

This article offers an etymological and structural analysis of loanwords in the Ossetic language belonging to three semantic domains: Weapon and armour, Mountains, mines and metal manufacture, Cloth and clothes. Considerable part of these loans is borrowed from certain linguistic subgroups of North Caucasian languages. These borrowings can help us better understand migration patterns through the Greater Caucasus area. Based on the regular phonetic correspondences in Ossetic adaptations we can propose the ways that both lexical items and related cultural elements historically spread out through the area.