минуть

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *minǫti.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

мину́ть (minútʹpf (imperfective минова́ть)

  1. to pass, to elapse ((of time) to pass or move by)
  2. to go by, to go past (without any effect)

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VerbEdit

мину́ть (minútʹpf (imperfective минова́ть)

  1. to turn (of age)
    Ему́ ми́нуло со́рок лет.
    Jemú mínulo sórok let.
    He has turned forty.

Usage notesEdit

мину́ть with the meaning "to pass (of time)" or "to go past" can have past stress either ми́нул (mínul) or мину́л (minúl), whereas with the meaning "to turn (an age)" it can only have the past stress as ми́нул (mínul). In either case the past active participle is only мину́вший (minúvšij).

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