From Middle English owen, aȝen, from Old English āgen ("own, proper, peculiar"), originally the past participle of āgan; from Proto-West Germanic *aigan ("own"), from Proto-Germanic *aiganaz ("own"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyḱ- ("to have, possess").
Cognate with Scots ain ("own"), Saterland Frisian oain ("own"), Dutch, German and Norwegian Nynorsk eigen ("own"), Norwegian Bokmål and Swedish egen ("own"), Icelandic eigin ("own"). Originally past participle of the verb at hand in owe.
A , owning and own. Compare Old English āgnian, Dutch eigenen, German eignen, Swedish ägna.
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