1) To have as belonging to one; have as property; own.
M.E. possesen, from M.Fr. possesser, "to have and hold, take, be in possession of," from L. possess-, p.p. stem of possidere "to have and hold, be master of, own," probably a compound of potis "having power, powerful, able," from PIE root *poti- "powerful; lord;" from which also derived Skt. patih "master, husband," Gk. posis, Lithuanian patis "husband" + sedere, from PIE root *sed-, "to → sit."
DÃ¢reštidan, infinitive and back formation from dÃ¢rešt, → possession.
1) The act or fact of possessing; the state of being possessed.
DÃ¢rešt, verbal noun of dÃ¢štan "to have, possess" (on the model of konešt, from kardan; xoršt, from xordan; bÃ¢lešt, from bÃ¢lidan; rÃ¢mešt, from rÃ¢midan; (Lori) zenešt, from zadan; (NowdÃ¢n, FÃ¢rs) perešt, from paridan); Mid.Pers. dÃ¢r-, dÃ¢štan "to have, hold, preserve;" O.Pers./Av. dar- "to hold, keep back, maintain, keep in mind;" Skt. dhr- "to hold, keep, preserve," dharma- "what is established or firm; law;" Gk. thronos "elevated seat, throne," L. firmus "firm, stable," Lith. daryti "to make," PIE *dher- "to hold, support."
1) Of or relating to possession or ownership.
Same as → genitive case.
→ possessive; → case.