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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aig-, from Proto-Indo-European *eik- (possession, ability). Cognate with Old Frisian āga, Old Saxon ēgan, Old High German eigan, Old Norse eiga (Danish eje (spelling before the writing reform of 1948: eie), Swedish äga), Gothic *𐌰𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (aigan). The IE root is also the source of Avestan aēšā- ‘ability, possessions’, Tocharian B aik- ‘to know’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɑ:ɣɑn/

Verb

āgan

  1. to own, to possess, to have
    Ah him lifes geweald. He has power over life. (Legend of St Andrew)
  2. to cause to own: to give, to deliver

Conjugation

Preterite-present
present singular plural
1st person āh āgon
2nd person āhst
3rd person āh
subjunctive āge āgen
preterite singular plural
1st person āhte āhton
2nd person āhtest
3rd person āhte
subjunctive āhte āhten
imperative singular plural
āht āhtaþ
participle present past
āgende (ġe)āgen


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