The Figurative Significance of Motion Verbs "????-??????" and Their Equivalents in Persian



In recent decades, “figurative language” has gained the interest of a large number of Russian linguists as a source of lexical enrichment. Persian and Russian manifest, are more or less, a different image of a movement. Nevertheless, these verbs share a number of linguistic features, although they belong to two diverse languages. Due to the high frequency in the function of movement verbs in the stable verbal-nominal phrases it is investigable in every mode of usage. Among the Persian grammarians, Khosro Farshidvard has explored this case as “compound verbs”, “verbal phrases”, or “translational verbal groups”. The main focus of the present paper concerns a comparative study of the function of movement verbs (????-??????) both in the figurative mode and in stable phrases.