ob- etymology

Latin word ob- comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi (On, at, near.)

Detailed word origin of ob-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁epi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) On, at, near.
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.

Words with the same origin as ob-

Descendants of *h₁epi
apud epistula ob occidere occidi occisus oppidum