observe etymology

English word observe comes from Latin servare, Latin ob

Detailed word origin of observe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
servare Latin (lat)
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
observo Latin (lat) I guard, keep watch over.. I heed, regard, respect.. I notice, perceive.. I observe, watch.. I pay attention to.
observer Middle French (frm)
observe English (eng) (intransitive) To comment on something; to make an observation.. (transitive) To follow or obey the custom, practice, or rules (especially of a religion).. (transitive) To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

Words with the same origin as observe

Descendants of servare
observant observation observatory
Descendants of ob
occasion occasional occupation occupational occupy occurrence offend offender offensive offer oppose oppression pose