opprimo etymology

Latin word opprimo comes from Latin presso (I press, squeeze.), Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

Detailed word origin of opprimo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
presso Latin (lat) I press, squeeze.
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
opprimo Latin (lat) (figurative) I crush, put down. I capture. I press down upon; I suppress.. I take by surprise.

Words with the same origin as opprimo

Descendants of ob-
obsecro occidere occidi occisus officio