временщик

RussianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From вре́мен- (vrémen-), combining form of вре́мя (vrémja, time), which also had the now obsolete sense of “fortunate incident”, +‎ -щи́к (-ščík).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vrʲɪmʲɪnʲˈɕːik]

NounEdit

временщи́к (vremenščíkm anim (genitive временщика́, nominative plural временщики́, genitive plural временщико́в)

  1. (historical) favourite, minion (of a monarch)
  2. (derogatory) timeserver (someone temporarily and undeservedly raised to a position of authority)
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Etymology 2Edit

From вре́мен- (vrémen-), combining form of вре́мя (vrémja, time), +‎ -щик (-ščik). Compare etymology 1.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈvrʲemʲɪnʲɕːɪk]

NounEdit

вре́менщик (vrémenščikm anim (genitive вре́менщика, nominative plural вре́менщики, genitive plural вре́менщиков)

  1. temporary inhabitant or worker
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