عنوان مقاله [English]
The present paper analyzes the polysemy of the word " yÃ¦ d" (hand) in two
religious texts and its relationship with cognitive metaphor and metonymy.
For this, the required linguistic metaphors were extracted from Qur'an and
Sahife Sajjadiyeh. The objective was to know how the polysemy of the
word "yÃ¦ d" and the relevant semantic relationships between these meanings
can be explained according to the Theory of Conceptual Metaphor and
Moreover, how conceptual analysis of polysemy of words can help the
readers in better understanding of the concepts in religious texts. The theory
of Lakoff and Johnson was used for the analysis of data. The research
findings exhibited that the meanings of the word "hand" have literal,
metaphorical (both structural and orientational), and metonymic
relationships in the religious language.
Moreover, because of metaphorical and metonymic uses, the main
meaning has undergone semantic extensions leading to polysemy. Although
there are different analyses on the polysemy and the way this process
occurs, it seems that a cognitive approach dealing with the meaning
relationships of a polysemous word functions more coherently than other
approaches. The readersâ awareness of such meaning relations can develop
their understanding of the texts.