It is testimonial, that in the N.I. Ashmarin's dictionary the articles about the marmots, in comparison with the other analogous works about other wild animals, with which the Chuvashs were in touch (wolves,bears and others), are more saturated, contain more information about the way of marmots' life, the latter is described more detailed. To our point of view, it is as the result of their more close spiritual perception by the ethnos, mysterious they were surrounded as the holy animals and according to this there is a great interest of the population and scientists towards the marmots as the subject of the description in the dictionary. More detailed study and the knowledge of the folk's notions about the marmots enriches the science about them.
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