Chernokryzhik: On interpretation of Northern Russian mythological stories character’s name

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linguofolkloristics, Russian dialect lexis, mythonyms, mythological stories, Russian North
Berezovich E.

The article presents the analysis of the word chernokryzhik — the name of the character of Vologda mythological stories about sorcerer and cannibal. It was found out that the lexeme originated as a result of the words chernoknizhnik and kryzh (Latin cross) contamination.