-нять

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Based on reanalysis of the verbs внять (vnjatʹ) and снять (snjatʹ) as composed of в- (v-) and с- (s-) plus a suffix -нять. Originally -ять (-jatʹ) (cf. ять (jatʹ), взять (vzjatʹ), объя́ть (obʺjátʹ), прия́ть (prijátʹ)), from Proto-Slavic *ęti (to take) (present tense *jьmǫ). See also иметь (imetʹ). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic имѫ (imǫ), Lithuanian im̃ti, Latvian jem̃t (dialectal), Old Prussian īmt, Latin emō (to buy (to take in derived verbs)); from Proto-Indo-European *h₁m-. See also -нима́ть (-nimátʹ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Combining form[edit]

-ня́ть (-njátʹpf (imperfective -нима́ть)

  1. Combining form used to form perfective verbs of various meanings; original meaning "to take".

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

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