opponent etymology

English word opponent comes from Latin ob, Latin pono (I ordain. I place, put, lay. I set up, pitch (camp).)

Detailed word origin of opponent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
pono Latin (lat) I ordain. I place, put, lay. I set up, pitch (camp).
opponere Latin (lat)
opponens Latin (lat)
opponent English (eng) An individual or group who is a rival of another.. In team sports, a player of an opposite team.. One who attempts to stop the progression of.. One who objects to. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.

Words with the same origin as opponent

Descendants of ob
offer oppose opposite opposition
Descendants of pono
aboard according accused add affair agree agreement alien appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attention available huge post reaction round size suppose