ENGLISH PHRASEOLOGICAL UNITS OF LATIN AND FRENCH ORIGIN: COMPONENT “DOMESTIC ANIMAL”
Any language is a living phenomenon that verbalizes the existence of a particular cultural-historical era. This phenomenon is constantly changing and evolving: something new comes and something useless, unnecessary disappears. In the process of long historical development, the English language has borrowed a signifi cant number of foreign words and expressions that penetrated the vocabulary of the language. Among these borrowings the great infl ow of the borrowed phraseological units (especially from Latin and French languages) should be noted. The great number of the Romance elements can be explained by the certain historical conditions of the development of England. As the problem of the phraseological borrowings is not worked out properly in the linguistic literature, this article is devoted to the study of English phraseological units of Latin and French origin with the component “domestic animal”, which exist in modern English. An attempt was made to make a sample of them, to investigate the origin of the chosen phraseological units and to analyze the inner form of the domestic animal component in English phraseological units of Latin and French origin.