• Adriyanti Lake Alumni Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia FKIP Undana, Kupang
  • Marselus Robot Dosesn Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra FKIP Undana, Kupang
  • Karus Maria Margareta Dosen Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia Universitas Nusa Cendana
Keywords: Nagara Hawu, meaning, self-name, metaphor


This study aims to analyze the metaphors and meanings contained in the self-name in the tradition of the Sabu people. The
theory used in this study is a metaphor according to Lakoff and Johnson. According to Lakoff and Johnson, metaphor has another
meaning with its main function to understand the other meaning. The three most common types of metaphors developed by Lakoff
and and Johnson are ontological, orientational, and structural metaphors. The research method used in this study is a qualitative
method. This method was used because the data analyzed were in the form of words, sentences, and phrases. The results showed that
there were 14 names containing metaphors, namely two names containing structural metaphors, namely the name Pa (appropriate) and
the name Titu (standing), five names containing orientational metaphors, namely the name Ludji (ukur), and seven names containing
ontological metaphors. (which has been categorized as personification and container metaphor). The meaning contained in the selfname in Tanajawa Village, Hawu Mehara District, Raijua Regency is related to growth and also hopes from parents for the child's
future one day.


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