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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 occurred in Old Church Slavonic to resolve closed syllable.



вре́мя (vrémjan inan (genitive вре́мени, nominative plural времена́)

  1. time
    вре́мя го́даvrémja góda ― season
    во вре́мяvo vrémja ― during
    в настоя́щее вре́мяv nastojáščeje vrémja ― at present
    в ско́ром вре́мениv skórom vrémeni ― soon
    в то же вре́мяv to že vrémja ― at that same time
    за после́днее вре́мяza poslédneje vrémja ― recently
    вре́мя от вре́мениvrémja ot vrémeni ― from time to time
    ско́лько вре́мени?skólʹko vrémeni? ― how long?; what time is it?
    по ме́стному вре́мениpo méstnomu vrémeni ― (by) local time
  2. weather
  3. (grammar) tense


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