Dictionaries offer no etymogy on the word, "own." A search for etymogy of the word comes up wanting. Does anyone know the etymology of "own"?

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    etymonline.com/search?q=own – Luke Sawczak Dec 5 '18 at 12:49
  • Why was this question put on hold? – Wilson Dec 5 '18 at 19:13
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    Because there are plenty of etymological resources available on the web for those who are willing to look for them. – jlawler Dec 5 '18 at 23:44

The word is related to German eigen, Norwegian egen and eie etc. In Proto-Germanic it has been reconstructed as *aiganaz.

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