Dictionary noun *aik- eigene (r,s,n,m) Eigentümer

der Eigentümer


the owner
(For "bigger" belongings, like land, real estate or a car. And for pets, too. "-in" for a woman. Less common and more formal than "Besitzer(in)".)
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Word Family

Root: *aik-

The core idea of this root was:

owning, possessing

It’s the origin of (to) own, to owe, ought and the words freight and fraught, which are probably based on a notion of carrying,bringing your belongings somewhere.

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