besitta

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish besitia, from Middle Low German besitten, from Proto-Germanic *bisitjaną, from *bi- + *sitjaną. Equivalent to be- +‎ sitta. Cognate with Norwegian Bokmål besitte, Danish besidde, Dutch bezitten, German besitzen, English besit and Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐍃𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (bisitan).[1]

VerbEdit

besitta (present besitter, preterite besatt, supine besuttit, imperative besitt)

  1. to own, to possess

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