Possess vs Owen - What's the difference?

possess | owen |

As a verb possess

is to have; to have ownership of.

As a proper noun owen is

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




  • To have; to have ownership of.
  • * 1818 , (Mary Shelley), (Frankenstein) , Volume 3, Chapter 7:
  • [...], the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.}}
  • To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner.
  • To vest ownership in (someone); to give someone power or knowledge; to acquaint; to inform.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) ,
  • LEONATO. I cannot bid you bid my daughter live;
    That were impossible; but, I pray you both,
    Possess the people in Messina here
    How innocent she died;
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Twelfth Night) , II, 3
  • [Sir Toby Belch] Possess' us, '''possess' us ; tell us something of him.




    * seise * (qualities or characteristics) inhold



    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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