This article reveals the diversity of symbolic structure of the concept «number» («nymжts») as a basic concept of culture. According to the research it was concluded that symbolic component of the concept of «number» in the Ossetian cultural anthropology represented by the nominator «three» («жртж»), is based on constituent features of the concept, symbolizing both positive and negative aspects of Ossetians’ life.

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T. Yu. Tameryan

North Ossetian State University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097

M. S. Dzedaeva

North Ossetian State University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097


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