время

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic врѣмѧ (vrěmę). The so-called н-declension of this and nine other similar neuter nouns stems from the fact that the word-final -я was the nasal vowel Ѧ, ѧ (little yus) in Old Church Slavonic, resulting in the -ен- before all the case endings in the modern language. Compare Old East Slavic веремя (veremja), which is a regular East Slavic reflex of Late Proto-Slavic *vermę by means of pleophony, as opposed to liquid metathesis which occurred in Old Church Slavonic to resolve closed syllable.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

вре́мя (vrémjan inan (genitive вре́мени, nominative plural времена́)

  1. time
    вре́мя го́даvrémja góda — season
    во вре́мяvo vrémja — during
    в настоя́щее вре́мяv nastojáščeje vrémja — at present
    в ско́ром вре́мениv skórom vrémeni — soon
    в то же вре́мяv to že vrémja — at that same time
    за после́днее вре́мяza poslédneje vrémja — recently
    вре́мя от вре́мениvrémja ot vrémeni — from time to time
    ско́лько вре́мени?skólʹko vrémeni? — how long?; what time is it?
  2. weather
  3. (grammar) tense

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