Imiarek

Imiarek

 

(Church Slavonic, literally “someone who has been named”), used in modern Russian (sometimes ironically) instead of the name of an unknown person or when the person’s name is deliberately not mentioned. In old juridical acts, chancery papers, and ecclesiastical books “imiarek” was used when the text called for the repetition of a proper name.

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24) At one level, his ideas of the "I" in this essay--a "concrete social thing" or "object," an imiarek (an individual person designated by his or her first name but who cannot be further defined), and simply the pronoun "I" for the particular person using it--seem rather far removed from Solov'ev's and Trubetskoi's idealist metaphysics of all-unity (vseedinstvo).