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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vъnęti, from *vъ(n)- (see *vъ(n)) + *ęti. Reanalyzed as в- (v-) + -нять (-njatʹ), from which other words in -нять (-njatʹ) were created, such as наня́ть (nanjátʹ), обня́ть (obnjátʹ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vnʲætʲ]
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VerbEdit

внять (vnjatʹpf (imperfective внима́ть)

  1. (literary, poetic or stilted) to listen (to); to hear; to hark (to); to hearken; to heed, to pay heed
    вня́ть моли́твеvnjátʹ molítveto hear the/a prayer
    Почему́ ты не внял мои́м сове́там?
    Počemú ty ne vnjal moím sovétam?
    Why didn't you pay heed to my advice?

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