временщик

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From времен- (vremen-), combining form of время (vrémja, time), which also had the now obsolete sense of “fortunate incident”, +‎ -щик (-ščik).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vrʲɪmɪnʲˈɕːik/

Noun[edit]

временщи́к (vremenščíkm anim

  1. (historical) favourite, minion (of a monarch)
  2. (derogatory) timeserver (someone temporarily and undeservedly raised to a position of authority)

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Noun[edit]

вре́менщик (vrémenščikm anim

  1. temporary inhabitant or worker

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