Firebird


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Firebird

 

an image encountered in Slavic, primarily Rus-sian, folk tales; its feathers shine in the dark “as a fire glows.” Catching the firebird is the miraculous task that must be performed by the hero of the fairy tale. In The Tale of Ivan Tsarevitch, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf, three brothers are sent by their father to catch the firebird; it is caught by the youngest son. This tale was first published in an inexpensive edition in the 18th century. The image of the firebird has been used repeatedly in Russian literature, painting, and music— for example, in the works of V. A. Zhukovskii, P. P. Ershov, I. la. Bilibin, and I. F. Stravinsky.

REFERENCE

Afanas’ev, A. N. Narodnye russkie skazki, vol. 1. Moscow, 1957. Numbers 168-70. (See vol. 3, pp. 473-74, for bibliography of texts.)
References in periodicals archive ?
Kurban Seitnepesov, managing director, FireBird Distribution, said: "We are confident that our prominent distribution channel, after-sales support, and advanced infrastructure will play a key role in achieving our goal of increasing Philips's market share across CIS region.
Lai Chen, President of SEPCOIII Investment Company stated, "We are very excited about the progress of the 600 MW Tevshiin Gobi mine-mouth coal-fired power project in Mongolia and are happy to be working with Mongolia's largest foreign institutional investor, Firebird and its affiliates.
Firebird Presort helps customers achieve the lowest-possible postage and delivery costs for their mail while also tightening the delivery window and allowing tracing and tracking of individual mail pieces to the USPS.
Kevin Bruce's age, however, didn't stop him getting hold of his 1977 Pontiac Firebird.
For BRB, Nao Sakuma gives her Firebird a cool elegance.
NEW YEAR'S CHEER: Sean Gill applauds the Firebird show; SUCCESS: A scene from the community production of Firebird, which was watched by about 1,000 people; BRAVING THE COLD: Donna Barrett with Naomi, four; IN PARTY MOOD: Youngsters enjoying the production of Firebird; RAPT: Bethany Wheeler, five, is gripped by the drama
His wish came true and as well as his current Firebird, Gordon has owned his dream Mustang, a Chevy, a Pontiac Le Mans and a Chevy Monte Carlo.
Firebird is a community-supported open source database based on Embarcadero's InterBase platform.
But as today's new report shows, the Firebird was also a popular target for auto thieves with more than 250,000 of them reported stolen since they were introduced.
His first ballet The Firebird may be an extravagant costume drama, but it is difficult not to be impressed when the stage is filled with whirling dervishes and Nao Sakuma is hovering in the wings as the destroying Firebird.
That facility was called into play when Bonder was asked to learn the title role of Balanchine's Firebird in a matter of hours after principal Margaret Tracey injured herself in 2000.
The prequel to A Sorcerer's Treason, this recounts Empress Medeoan's story and how she conquered the firebird.