äga

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See also: aga, aega, Aga, ága, and ağa

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ega
    In the 6th edition of SAOL (1889), when jern changed to järn, Ega was still spelled with e with the final remark "Skrifves äfven Äga o.s.v." Some derived words never changed, like egen(own), egendom(property), egentlig(proper).

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish ǣgha, from Old Norse eiga, from Proto-Germanic *aigǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *eik-.

Noun[edit]

äga c

  1. an estate, grounds, property, land
    i någons ägo
    in one's possession

Declension[edit]

Inflection of äga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative äga ägan ägor ägorna
Genitive ägas ägans ägors ägornas

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ägo in the phrase i någons ägo is an archaic dative form of this noun. The similar-looking archaic genitive form ägo is also the basis for compounds.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish ǣgha, from Old Norse eiga, from Proto-Germanic *aiganą, from Proto-Indo-European *eik-.

Verb[edit]

äga

  1. to own

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