Caietele Sextil Pușcariu

Cosmina-Maria Berindei

THE PREMISES OF AN ETHNOLINGUISTICS RESEARCH
BASED ON 6TH QUESTIONNAIRE (BEEKEEPING)
OF THE MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN LANGUAGE
(Abstract)

This paper aims to highlight the premises of an ethnolinguistics research of 6th Questionnaire (Beekeeping) of The Museum of Romanian Language from Cluj-Napoca. This Questionnaire was submitted in 1933 and The Museum of Romanian Language received fewer responses than others previously issued. Today the Romanian Language Museum’s Fund preserves the notebooks with replies from 35 municipalities.

Replies to The 6 th  Questionnaire (Beekeeping) have today recovery of trade value, as it is practiced in the interwar period, both in terms of Ethnography and Linguistics, offering information concerning this specific field. The value of this documentary collection is invaluable for the research of beekeeping, whereas it comes from a period which apiculture didn’t experience the industrial and post-industrial age challenges and beekeeping tools and techniques were rudimentary.

Analyzing the documentary collection containing the replies to The 6th Questionnaire (Beekeeping) of The Museum of Romanian Language from Cluj-Napoca is found its importance in order to recovery traditional beekeeping but it also contains valuable information on beliefs, customs and legendry related to honey bees, traditional and magical medicine. Also, the linguistics information is valuable especially it is a field less investigated from this point of view. In this context, our work is an argument for publishing these documents.

Cuvinte-cheie: MuzeulLimbii Române din Cluj-Napoca, stupărit, chestionar, termeni specifici stupăritului, credințe, legende.
Keywords: The Museum of Romanian Language from Cluj-Napoca, beekeeping, specific terms on beekeeping, beliefs, legendry.

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