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āgan, preterite present verb. have; possess; own; rule.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitiveāgan
present indicative1Nāh āh āgon
2
3āh āg
past indicative1Nāhte Āhte
2
3āhte nāhte
present subjunctivenāge āge
past subjunctive

This word occurs 26 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of āgan in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 31. āhte. ruled.
  • 1727. āh. has.
  • 2608. āhte. possessed, owned.

Battle of Maldon

  • 87 āgan. have.
  • 175 āh. have.
  • 189 āhte. owned.

Boethius on Fame

Dream of the Rood

  • 107 āh. has.
  • 131 Nāh. have (negated).

Judith

  • 3 āhte. had.
  • 6 āhte. had.
  • 91 Nāhte. had (negated).
  • 196 āgon. have.
  • 339 āhte. had, possessed.
  • 344 āhte. had.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

Waldere

  • 11 āgan. possess.

Wanderer

  • 64 āge. have, possess.

Wife's Lament

  • 16 Āhte. had.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

  • nāhte. had (negated).
  • nāge. have (negated).
  • āge. have.
  • āg. has.
  • āge. have.