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RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Since ancient times, from reduplication in children’s speech. The related form ня́нька (njánʹka) was first attested in the 12th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnʲænʲə]
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NounEdit

ня́ня (njánjaf anim (genitive ня́ни, nominative plural ня́ни, genitive plural нянь)

  1. nurse
  2. nanny
  3. babysitter

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