ați

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from an old or proto-Romanian form aeți (with a similar form attested in Aromanian), from Latin habētis. The form with -v- (aveți) in the present form of the verb's main conjugation (as opposed to its use in this form as an auxiliary verb) may have been remade by analogy with avut[1]; ați may also be seen as a reduced, clitic form of aveți[2] See also am, which has a parallel development.

Verb[edit]

(voi) ați (modal auxiliary, second-person plural form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)

  1. (you [all]) have...
    Sunt sigur l-ați întâlnit!
    I'm sure you've met him!
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Etymology 2[edit]

Presumably from a Vulgar Latin *eatis, from Latin habēbātis.

Verb[edit]

(voi) ați (modal auxiliary, second-person plural form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)

  1. (you [all]) would
    Ați dori ceva de băut?
    Would you like something to drink?
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