agan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aiganą, from Proto-Indo-European *eik- (possession, ability). Cognate with Old Frisian āga, Old Saxon ēgan, Old High German eigan, Old Norse eiga (Danish eje, Swedish äga), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (aihan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Avestan 𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬁 (aēšā-, ability, possessions), Tocharian B aik- ‘to know’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

āgan

  1. to own, to possess, to have
    Ah him lifes geweald. He has power over life. (Legend of St Andrew)
  2. to cause to own: to give, to deliver

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: owe (present tense), ought (past tense), own (past participle)



Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

agan

  1. definite singular of aga