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10:25 Mar 26, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Minion
steve sutherland

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A minion is a person who has a very unimportant job, especially one who carries out someone else's orders;
a fairly formal word. In Russian it will be "приспешник"

The other meaning is 'favourite' in Russian "фаворит" или "любимец"

    COLLINS English Language Dictionary
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Minion = миньон (Tech.)
1) а) любимец, фаворит; кумир minion of fortune — баловень судьбы Syn: favourite, favorite, idol
б) креатура, ставленник Syn: creature, protege
2) мелкий начальник, 'мелкая сошка'
3) уст. любовник
4) полигр. миньон (шрифт в 7 пунктов)

Hope it can help you.
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    Serge Roshchin
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The English word “minion” has several meanings. Each of them has a different Russian translation. To the extent I could find them in my various electronic dictionaries (Webster’s, MultiLex, etc.), below please see these meanings and their corresponding Russian translations:

1. (derogative) a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power
прихлебатель (prikhlebatel’); приспешник (prispeshnik); подхалим (podkhalim)
also: the minions of the law — блюстители порядка (blyustiteli poryadka)

2. a favored or highly regarded person
фаворит (favorit), любимец (lyubimets)
Also: minion of fortune — баловень судьбы (baloven’ sud’by)

3. a minor official
младшее должностное лицо (mladshee dolzhnostnoye litso)

4. (archaic) lover
любовник ("lyubovnik", for male), любовница ("lyubovnitsa", for female)

5. (printing) a 7-point type.
миньон (шрифт) (minyon (shrift))

6. (adjective) dainty; elegant; trim; pretty
изящный; хорошенький (izyacshniy, khoroshen’kiy)

Hope that this will be helpful.

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