тлен

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Etymology[edit]

From the root of тлеть (tletʹ, to rot).

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  • IPA(key): [tlʲen]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

тлен (tlenm inan (genitive тле́на, uncountable)

  1. (poetic) decay, rot
    предохрани́ть от тле́наpredoxranítʹ ot tlénato save; to prevent from decay
  2. dust
  3. dust, vanity, nothingness, sham
    обрати́ться/преврати́ться в тленobratítʹsja/prevratítʹsja v tlento turn to dust
  4. (neologism or slang) despair

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