bob etymology

English word bob comes from Latin iacio, English ob-, Latin ob, Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

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Detailed word origin of bob

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iacio Latin (lat) (as a shadow) I project.. (figuratively) I throw out in speaking, let fall, utter, mention, declare.. I lay, set, establish, build, found, construct, erect.. I scatter, sow, throw.. I send forth, emit; bring forth, produce.. I throw, hurl, cast, fling; throw away.
ob- English (eng) (botany) Of a reversed shape.. (non-productive) Against; facing; a combining prefix found in verbs of Latin origin. (Internet, informal) Obligatory; prepended to the name of a topic being mentioned to avoid accusations of being off-topic.
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
obicio Latin (lat) (figuratively) I bring upon, inspire, inflict, visit, produce, cause.. (figuratively) I throw out against someone, taunt, reproach or upbraid with.. I cast in the way, interpose; set against, oppose.. I hold out, offer, turn over, give over. I throw or put to, towards, in front of or before, present; expose.
obiectum Latin (lat) A charge, accusation.
object English (eng) (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.. (transitive, obsolete) To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.. (transitive, obsolete) To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose. (category theory) An element within a category [...]
bob English (eng) (computer graphics, demoscene) A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.

Words with the same origin as bob

Descendants of iacio
eject inject injection jet object objection objective project projector reject subject trajectory
Descendants of ob
occasion occasional occupation occupational occupy occurrence offend offender offensive offer oppose oppression pose
Descendants of ob-
obligation oblige oblivion obscure observation observe obsessive obsolete obstacle obtain obvious occur opportunity