владеть

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic владѣти (vladěti), from Proto-Slavic *volděti (to rule). Doublet of the native Russian володе́ть (volodétʹ).

Cognate to Latin valeō, valēre and German walten.

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Verb[edit]

владе́ть (vladétʹimpf (perfective завладе́ть) (+ instrumental case)

  1. to own, possess, be master of, be in possession of
  2. to govern, control
  3. to master, manage, wield
    свобо́дно владе́ть тру́дным языко́мsvobódno vladétʹ trúdnym jazykómto master a difficult language easily

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “владеть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “владеть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 156