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EtymologyEdit

From ско́р (skór) +‎ -о- (-o-) +‎ -тек (-tek) +‎ -ный (-nyj), based on a combining form of течь (tečʹ, to flow) (compare 1sg. present теку́ (tekú)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [skərɐˈtʲet͡ɕnɨj]

AdjectiveEdit

скороте́чный (skorotéčnyj)

  1. (dated, literary) brief, fleeting, ephemeral, short-lived
    И горе жи́зни скороте́чной и сны любви́ воспоминалI gore žízni skorotéčnoj i sny ljubví vospominalRemembered both the grief of the fleeting life and the dreams of love (from "Друзьям" by Alexander Pushkin)

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