Why are we saying “chur me”
There is such a sign that the ears begin to “burn” if someone remembers a person. And in order to get rid of this sensation, you need to pronounce “Chur Me” three times.
The words “chur, mine” can also be heard from children who want to choose one toy out of several. But who is the “chur” and why they turn to him in a variety of situations?
“Chur”. IN. Korolkov
Who is God Chur
In the mythology of the ancient Slavs, God Chur was a guard of borders. According to legend, he was the grandson of the god Svarog, who created the earth. After the creation of the Earth, God Chur appeared to people to divide it between them. And those, seeing him, began to indicate their favorite allotments and shout: “Chur, me!”,” Chur, this is mine!’And how the lands were distributed, Chur commanded to fen the boundaries with wooden pillars. They could not be moved. In the future, on the boundaries of their land, the Slavs began to establish the idols of the god Chur. He not only protected the land from the attacks of other people, but also from the attacks of evil spirits.
The formidable wooden idol of the god of the border did not allow her to endure evil spirits. Sometimes a reduced copy of the idol was installed for protection and in the house. She did not allow damage or a curse on the inhabitants of the house. Chur amulet was located in the most prominent place in the house so that the offenders could not do anything. And in order to earn the location of God, gifts were brought to his border idol. Most often it was porridge and milk, but some left honey, fresh bread, and grain.
Chur – the spirit of the ancestors
Some Slavic tribes of Churas or Shchura called the spirits of their ancestors. From here, by the way, the word “ancestor” came – the ancestor. The function of the squors was akin to the work of God the border of Chur. Churbani or chocks – wooden figures personifying the ancestor of the genus, also protected from unclean power. To call such a spirit to help, they shouted: “Chur me!”
Thus, a charming circle was installed around a person who shouted the magical words of a person. It was believed that its boundaries could not cross evil, for example, gobly. Such protection of ancestors was often used by travelers and hunters. Lost, they turned the caftan inside out and said: “Chur is full!”Thus, they destroyed the spell of the goblin.
Often churov was called during fortune -telling. For example, girls wondered on a narrowed road at a crossroads. They outlined a circle, and then in turn lay on the ground, leaning against her ear, and said: “Chur on me”. After that, the fortuneteller heard some sound. If he promised a bad future, then the girl quickly came out of the circle and said: “Chur me!”So she called for the protection of the ancestors. This phraseology of the ancient Slavs has strengthened in modern Russian speech.
How chur has been introduced into various words and phraseological units
Today you can often hear the children shout: “Chur, this is mine!”-if they see some pretty little thing. Previously, this was the right to own something. If a person pronounced the cherished words, then the thing became inviolable for others. And the expression “chur, not me” uses, if he does not want to be caught, for example, while playing a catch -up. Also in the past, our ancestors used this expression so that the unclean power bypassed them.
In the same meaning, the verb “shy” was used earlier, that is, to protect yourself with the word “chur”. Today this verb has changed its meaning slightly. It is used if a person does not want or does not like to do something, that is, the work shows. And also with the god of the border of Chur is connected by the adverb “too. In ancient times, it meant an unacceptable action – the transition through a wooden chur. And today this word means excess something.
As you can see, the expressions of the ancient Slavs, associated with the God of Chura or the Chur-Discount, these days have somewhat changed their meaning. But we still, according to the old memory of the ancestors, cry out: “Chur me!”-if we scare something. Or jokingly threaten someone: “Chur, let’s not cheat,” as if calling for the witnesses the highest forces.
See also: “I have an honor” and “hacking on the nose” – the story of those who have changed the meaning of the expressions