О русской гордости и смежных понятиях
This publication explores the ways of displaying the concept of pride in the Russian language image of the world. According to the National Corpus of Russian language the meanings of pride vary together with the axiologi-cal norms and might be associated in different contexts with a town, a country, people, cucumbers, a wife, an army, or even a mobile phone. The predicates applicable to pride vary with its’ position in the syntactic structure. As a semantic object, pride is felt, shared and hidden, as a semantic subject it attacks and covers. In the metaphoric mapping pride is defined in relation to a hostile force, beast or liquid. By analogy with a hostile force it covers, possesses and carries; by analogy with the liquid substance it rushes, overflows, boils; by analogy with the vicious beast it wavers, seizes and torments.