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Noun1.denotatum - an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression
referent - something referred to; the object of a reference
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Rather, it "expresses some salient facet of the denotatum" (Bauer 2008, 56).
The cultural elements that should certainly be present in a bilingual dictionary include artifacts, social life, history specific to a certain culture, the so-called culture-bound words requiring cultural commentary because of the denotatum (reference).
As any relation, it is at least a dyadic predicate; triadic if one is to assume a Peircean analysis for these kinds of relations: a denotatum, a denotans and an interpreter (the terminology may vary, but the notions are the same).
It seems that its denotatum itself would not be understood, let alone met with acceptance in the contemporary society of the time (cf.
[Abu I-Ayna] said: "Do not defile my prayer carpet." [Ibn Mukarram] replied: "Rather it is the wallow of your sinful conduct (mutamarragh fisqika)." (62) In both cases the speaker "uglifies the beautiful," to wit, opts for phrases with connotations that are offensive either about the denotatum and/or to those addressed.