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This article discusses the lexical-semantic or linguoculturological aspects of phrases and units related to ornithonyms (bird names) in language, particularly Uzbek and English, and provides some examples. Some of the birds of prey and non-birds of prey are cited as the main object of study.The metaphorical transfer of ornithonyms with a transparent internal form is based on three types of differential semantics: showing the classification feature of denotation; showing the external characteristic of denotation and describing the denotation by the actions it produces.Terms that have a transparent internal form are of particular interest for this study, as are terms that are formed because of metaphorical rather than motivational. Semantic transition is observed if common language words are transformed into terms through metaphorical interpretation. The study identified three models of metaphorical transfer.

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