obliger etymology

French word obliger comes from Latin ligandus, Latin ob, Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

Detailed word origin of obliger

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ligandus 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).
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
obligo Latin (lat) (rare) I bind together.. (rare) I tie, fasten.. I bind in obligation, make liable.. I make guilty.. I mortgage, pawn.. I restrain, impede.
obliger Middle French (frm) (transitive) to oblige.
obliger French (fra) (transitive) to oblige, to require.

Words with the same origin as obliger

Descendants of ob
occasion occident occidental occire occis occlure occlusion occupation occuper occupé occurrence occurrent offensive offrir offusquer oppresser oublie oublée préoccuper ôter
Descendants of ob-
objet obligation obligatoire obligé obscur observateur observation observer obstacle obsèques obtempérer obtenir obtus opportun oublier préoccupant préoccupation