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Russian

Etymology

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 occured in Old Church Slavonic to resolve closed syllable.

Pronunciation

Noun

время (vrémja) n., времена (vremená) pl.

  1. time
  2. weather
  3. (grammar) tense

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative вре́мя времена́
genitive вре́мени времён
dative вре́мени времена́м
accusative вре́мя времена́
instrumental вре́менем времена́ми
prepositional о вре́мени о времена́х

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