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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *jьmę, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

The so-called н-declension of this and a dozen 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 and Late Proto-Slavic, resulting in the -ен- before all the case endings in the modern language. Compare the declension of Old Church Slavonic имѧ ‎(imę).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

и́мя ‎(ímjan inan ‎(genitive и́мени, nominative plural имена́, genitive plural имён)

  1. name, first name, Christian name, given name (for inanimate things, see назва́ние ‎(nazvánije))
    и́мя и о́тчество‎ ― ímja i ótčestvo ― first name and patronymic
    Заво́д и́мени Ста́лина‎ ― Zavód ímeni Stálina ― Stalin Automobile Plant
    и́мя при рожде́нии‎ ― ímja pri roždénii ― birth name
  2. (grammar) noun (broad sense)
    и́мя существи́тельное‎ ― ímja suščestvítelʹnoje ― noun (narrow sense), substantive
    и́мя со́бственное‎ ― ímja sóbstvennoje ― proper noun
    и́мя нарица́тельное‎ ― ímja naricátelʹnoje ― appellative noun
    и́мя прилага́тельное‎ ― ímja prilagátelʹnoje ― adjective
    и́мя числи́тельное‎ ― ímja čislítelʹnoje ― numeral

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