имя

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьmę, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

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 and Late Proto-Slavic, resulting in the -ен- before all the case endings in the modern language. Compare the declension of Old Church Slavonic имѧ (imę).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

и́мя (ímjan (genitive и́мени, nominative plural имена́)

  1. name, first name, Christian name, given name (for inanimate things, see название)
    и́мя и о́тчествоímja i ótčestvo ― first name and patronymic
    Заво́д и́мени Ста́линаZavód ímeni Stálina ― Stalin Automobile Plant
    и́мя при рожде́нииímja pri roždénii ― birth name
  2. (grammar) noun, substantive
    имя существительноеimja suščestvitelʹnoje ― noun
    имя прилагательноеimja prilagatelʹnoje ― adjective

Declension[edit]

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