Owe vs Owen - What's the difference?

owe | owen |


As a verb owe

is to be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone.

As a proper noun owen is

of (etyl) origin, possibly derived from eugene, cognate to gaelic.

owe

English

Verb

(ow)
  • To be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone.
  • *1854 , Dickens, Hard Times , Chapter 7:
  • *:He inherited a fair fortune from his uncle, but owed it all before he came into it, and spent it twice over immediately afterwards.
  • To have debt, to be in debt.
  • Usage notes

    * The original past tense form was ought, which during Middle English began to be used with indefinite signification and has become a distinct verb. The original past participle has become the adjective own.

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    owen

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • of (etyl) origin, possibly derived from Eugene, cognate to Gaelic .
  • derived from the given name.
  • from the Gaelic Mac Eoghain .
  • A town in South Australia
  • A town in , Germany
  • A town in Indiana
  • A city in Wisconsin
  • Quotations

    * : Act II, Scene II: *: This Edmund, in the reign of Bolingbroke, *: As I have read, laid claim unto the crown; *: And but for Owen Glendower, had been king, *: Who kept him in captivity till he died.

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