obvious etymology

English word obvious comes from Latin via (Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.), Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

Detailed word origin of obvious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
via Latin (lat) Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
obvius Latin (lat) (figurative) known, familiar. (of objects) at hand, ready. Affable, courteous. Exposed, lying open. In the way. Meeting.
obvious English (eng) Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.

Words with the same origin as obvious

Descendants of via
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Descendants of ob-
bob object objection objective obligation oblige oblivion obscure observation observe obsessive obsolete obstacle obtain occasion occasional occupation occupy occur offend offender offensive offer opportunity