haben, habere

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Audiendus
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haben, habere

Postby Audiendus » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:04 am

As far as I am aware, the German verb haben and the Latin verb habere (both of which mean 'to have') are etymologically unrelated, i.e. they are 'false cognates'.

Is their similarity purely coincidental, or is there some ancient connection between them?

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