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Etymology 1[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески ownen

, from Стари Енглески āgnian (to own)

. Cognate with Немачки eignen, Шведски ägna, Исландски eiga. See also the related term owe



own (third-person singular simple present owns, present participle owning, simple past and past participle owned)

  1. (transitive) To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital); to have legal title to.
    I own this car.
  2. (transitive) To have recognized political sovereignty over a place, territory, as distinct from the ordinary connotation of property ownership.
    The United States owns Point Roberts by the terms of the Treaty of Oregon.
  3. (transitive) To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.
    I will own my enemies.
    If he wins, he will own you.
  4. (transitive) To virtually or figuratively enslave.
  5. (online gaming, slang) To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn.
    1. (transitive, computing, slang) To illicitly obtain superuser or root access to a computer system, thereby having access to all of the user files on that system; pwn.
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    Etymology 2[уреди]

    From Средњи Енглески owen, aȝen, from Стари Енглески āgen (own, proper, peculiar), from Пра-Германски *aiganaz (own), from Пра-Индо-Европски *h₂eyḱ- (to have, possess). Cognate with Шкотски ain (own), Saterland Frisian oain (own), Холандски, Немачки and Norwegian Nynorsk eigen (own), Norwegian Bokmål and Шведски egen (own), Исландски eigin (own).

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