ab- etymology

Latin word ab- comes from Proto-Indo-European *apó

Detailed word origin of ab-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*apó Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ab Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
ab- Latin (lat) Absence of. At a distance. Completely, thoroughly. From, away, away from. More remote. Off.

Words with the same origin as ab-

Descendants of *apó
a ab abesse