See also: aga, aega, Aga, ága, and ağa

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ega (obsolete)
    In the 6th edition of SAOL (1889), when jern changed to järn, Ega was still spelled with e with the final remark "Skrifves äfven Äga o.s.v." Some derived words never changed, like egen (own), egendom (property), egentlig (proper).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /²ɛːɡa/
  • Rhymes: -²ɛːɡa
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish ǣgha, from Old Norse eiga, from Proto-Germanic *aigǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *eik-.

NounEdit

äga c

  1. an estate, grounds, property, land
    i någons ägoin one's possession
DeclensionEdit
Declension of äga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative äga ägan ägor ägorna
Genitive ägas ägans ägors ägornas
Usage notesEdit
  • Ägo in the phrase i någons ägo is an archaic dative form of this noun. The similar-looking archaic genitive form ägo is also the basis for compounds.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish ǣgha, from Old Norse eiga, from Proto-Germanic *aiganą, from Proto-Indo-European *eik-.

VerbEdit

äga (present äger, preterite ägde, supine ägt, imperative äg)

  1. to own
    • Karlskrönikan, quoted in 1913, Carl Grimberg, Svenska folkets underbara öden, I. Forntiden och medeltiden intill 1521, page 438
      [] De togo dem från vad de åtte
      och kastade över bord vem de förmådde. []
      [] They took from them what they owned
      and threw overboard whoever they could. []
ConjugationEdit
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