obsideo etymology

Latin word obsideo comes from Latin assidere, Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

Detailed word origin of obsideo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
assidere Latin (lat)
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
obsideo Latin (lat) (transitive) I detain, hold captive. (transitive, military) I besiege; hem in, beset (a city).. I frequent, haunt, inhabit.. I occupy, fill, possess.. I sit, remain, abide, stay.. I watch closely; I am on the lookout for.

Words with the same origin as obsideo

Descendants of ob-
obsecro occidere occidi occisus officio