• Yan Kapranov
Keywords: archetype, collective unconscious, psychoide, psychic complex, proto-phenomenon, proto-structure, etymon, proto-form


The article clarifies the definition of the notion of «archetype», interpreted by K. G. Jung as a psychological reflection of the collective unconscious of a person in the projection of its three components: psychoide (an archetype as a reflection of psychic reality), a mental complex (an archetype as a stimulus of development of a personality), proto-phenomenon (the first phenomenon, on the basis of which the human mind is capable to comprehend the unknown empirically). The works of K. G Jung «Archetype and Symbol», «Soul and Myth» have been critically analysed and archetype has been comprehended as a universal cultural universal proto-construction, around which a number of images and meanings that vary in different cultures but do not lose connection with a single semantic primitive line (collective unconscious) lay down in the course of history. The hypothetical idea that one of the language lockers of the archetype is etymon that is the reconstructed proto-form (phonomorphological and semantic complex), represented in etymological sources at different levels: at the level of the linguistic family and at the level of a group of related languages.

How to Cite
Kapranov, Y. (2019). ARCHETYPE AND ETYMON AS COGNITIVE PROTO-LANGUAGE PROTO-STRUCTURES. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (4(72), 92-95. Retrieved from