иметь

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

име́ть ‎(imétʹimpf

  1. to have, to possess

Usage notes[edit]

Иметь is rarely used in Russian. Sentence structures like у [GENITIVE person] есть + [NOMINATIVE object] (to [person] there is a + x) are preferred.

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