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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *jьměti. Compare Belarusian мець (mjecʹ), Ukrainian ма́ти (máty), Polish mieć, Serbo-Croatian имати/imati, Old Church Slavonic имѣти (iměti).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɪˈmʲetʲ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

име́ть (imétʹimpf

  1. to have, to possess
    Я хочу́ име́ть друзе́й.Ja xočú imétʹ druzéj.I want to have friends.

Usage notesEdit

Иметь is rarely used in Russian, except with non-physical objects and most often in set expressions ("To have in mind," or "To have rights,"). The most common way to express normal possession is "у + genitive possessor + есть + nominative possession."

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