ostacolo etymology

Italian word ostacolo comes from Latin sto, Latin ob, Latin -culum, and later Latin obstaculum (Obstacle, hindrance.)

Detailed word origin of ostacolo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
-culum Latin (lat) Suffix used to form some nouns derived from verbs, particularly nouns representing tools and instruments.
obstare Latin (lat)
obstaculum Latin (lat) Obstacle, hindrance.
ostacolo Italian (ita) (sports) hurdle (in plural: hurdles (race)). Obstacle.

Words with the same origin as ostacolo

Descendants of sto
costato costituzione distanza essere istante istanza prestito restituire sostituire sostituto stabilire stagione stare stato statua stazione
Descendants of ob
occasionale occasione occidente occupare occupato occupazione offendere offerto offrire oggetto osservare osservatore osservazione ovviamente ovvio preoccupante preoccupare preoccupato uccidere ucciso
Descendants of -culum
cespuglio coperchio finocchio miracolo oracolo pericolo spettacolo veicolo vinco