иметь

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *jьměti. Compare Belarusian мець (mjecʹ), Bulgarian имам (imam), Ukrainian ма́ти (máty), Polish mieć, Serbo-Croatian имати/imati, Old Church Slavonic имѣти (iměti).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɪˈmʲetʲ]
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Verb[edit]

име́ть (imétʹimpf

  1. to have, to possess
    Я хочу́ име́ть друзе́й.Ja xočú imétʹ druzéj.I want to have friends.

Usage notes[edit]

Иметь is rarely used in Russian, except with abstract concepts, most often in set expressions (име́ть в виду́ (imétʹ v vidú, to mean, to have in mind), име́ть права́ (imétʹ pravá, to have rights), etc.). The most common way to express normal possession is "у + genitive possessor + есть + nominative possession".

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