Romanian Phraseological Dictionary
The first Romanian phraseological dictionary dedicated to an onomasiological family, therefore a work with an exegetic nature, elaborated by Petronela Savin, relies on an exhaustive documentation in terms of folk language, whose data have been corroborated with ethnographic, cultural anthropology sources and, simultaneously, with the expression of cult literature on various levels of the functional modalities. Thus, a background has been built to justify the initiative and to certify the lexicographic solutions proposed, the results being entitled to provide the linguists, and also the common reader, with linguistic and stylistic certainties.
We also highlight the relevance of this dictionary for its comparative approach to the study of phrases belonging to the 'repeated discourse', from the perspective of the key role played by such phrases in the architecture of building the discourse, the reason for this selection being that which Latin poet Horatius presented by the lapidary formula 'Bis repetita placent' 'the things that please are those that are asked for again and again'. (Ars Poetica 365).