occur etymology

English word occur comes from Latin currendus, Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

Detailed word origin of occur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
currendus Latin (lat)
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
occurro Latin (lat) (figuratively) I answer, reply, especially in objection.. (figuratively) I present myself, suggest myself, appear, occur, especially to the mind.. (figuratively) I reach, attain.. I charge, rush to attack.. I meet, go to, come to.. I resist, oppose, counterattack.. I run to; I go to meet.
occurrer Middle French (frm) To occur; to happen; to take place.
occur English (eng) (impersonal) To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest (itself).. (sciences) To be present or found.. To happen or take place.. To present or offer (itself).

Words with the same origin as occur

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