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See also: Ob, OB, ob-, and ÖB

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ob, abbreviation of obulus.

NounEdit

ob (plural obs)

  1. (historical) A halfpenny.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviations.

NounEdit

ob (plural obs)

  1. (archaic) An objection.
  2. (genetics) The obese gene.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

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PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ob

  1. (subordinating) if, whether
  2. ob ... oder — if ... or

PrepositionEdit

ob (+ genitive)

  1. (dialectal) over, above, on
  2. (dated) on account of

LatinEdit

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PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ob

  1. (with accusative) in the direction of, to, towards
  2. (with accusative) on account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of)
  3. (with accusative) against; facing

Usage notesEdit

The preposition ob is used as a combining prefix with many other words, particularly verbs. In compounds, the b is often assimilated into the next consonant, as in oppose.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *jabai (when, if), from Proto-Indo-European *e-, *ē- (then, at that time). Cognate with English if, West Frisian oft (whether), Dutch of (or, whether, but), Middle Low German ef (if, whether), German ob (if, whether), Icelandic ef, if (if).

AdverbEdit

ob

  1. if, whether
    Weess du, ob d'Apdikt muer op ass?
    Do you know if the pharmacy is open tomorrow?

NovialEdit

ParticleEdit

ob

  1. initial interrogative particle

ConjunctionEdit

ob

  1. (subordinating) whether or not, if

Old IrishEdit

NounEdit

ob f

  1. Alternative form of aub.

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronounEdit

ob

  1. I (first-person singular, nominative)

DeclensionEdit


White HmongEdit

NumeralEdit

ob

  1. two

ReferencesEdit

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)