Odwalla who owns swans


German [edit]

Etymology [edit]

From Middle High Germanhave, from Old High Germanbisizzen, from Proto-Germanic* bisitjaną, Equivalent to loading +‎ to sit. Cognate with Norwegian Bokmålcustom, Danishbesidde, Dutchpissed off, Englishowned, Swedishbesitta, Gothic𐌱𐌹𐍃𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽(bisitan).

Pronunciation [edit]

  • IPA(key): / bəˈzɪtsən /, [bəˈzɪtsn̩]

Verb [edit]

have (class 5 strong, third-person singular presentowns, past tenseowned, past participleobsessed, past subjunctiveowned, auxiliaryto have)

  1. to own, to possess
    • 1599, Philipp Nicolai, How beautifully the morning star shines
      You son of David of Jacob's tribe, my king and my bridegroom, have my heart for me obsessed.
      You, the Son of David from the root of Jacob, my King and my bridegroom, have possessed my heart.
  2. to have
    • 1919, Walther Kabel, Erring souls, Werner Dietsch Verlag, p. 93:
      The stranger was decidedly young, of medium height and owned a small blond mustache [...]
      The stranger was definitely still young, medium height and had a small blonde mustache [...]

Conjugation [edit]

Conjugation of have (class 5 strong, auxiliary to have)

1Rare except in very formal contexts; alternative in would normally preferred.

Composed forms of have (class 5 strong, auxiliary to have)

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