See also: Ob, OB, ÖB, ob-, and Ob.

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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

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German obe, ob

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ob

  1. (subordinating) if, whether
    ob ... oder‎ ― if ... or

PrepositionEdit

ob

  1. (+ dative) (dialectal) over, above, on
  2. (+ dative, genitive) (becoming dated) on account of

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

External linksEdit

  • ob in Duden online
  • ob in Duden online
  • ob” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • ob” in canoo.net

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἐπί(epí), Sanskrit अपि(ápi), Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬞𐬌(aipi), Old Persian [script needed](apiy), and Old Armenian եւ(ew). Confer also Latin apud.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ob ‎(+ accusative)

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

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DescendantsEdit

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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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PronunciationEdit

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)