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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

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 in set expressions ("To have in mind," or "To have the right to..."). The most common way to express normal possession is "у + genitive possessor + есть + nominative possession."

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