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ob-

See also: ob, Ob, OB, and ÖB

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ob.

PrefixEdit

ob-

  1. (non-productive) Against; facing; a combining prefix found in verbs of Latin origin.
  2. (botany) Of a reversed shape.

Etymology 2Edit

Shortening.

PrefixEdit

ob-

  1. (Internet, informal) Obligatory; prepended to the name of a topic being mentioned to avoid accusations of being off-topic.
    • 1998, "Haydn Black", lesbian goths (discussion on Internet newsgroup alt.gothic)
      ObGoth: Uh, well, it's like this you see, <searches in random file o' obgoth things> anyone out there got the new CoX album on Tess? If so which album is it *most* like?
    • 1998, "Peter Thomas", FAQ: more info request (discussion on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.sinclair)
      Aren't Newcastle's chairman Sunderland supporters? (From the way they acted?) Erm...obspeccy? Tynesoft, eh? What happened to them?
    • 2000, "Dan Glover", Introduction to Linux article for commentary (discussion on Internet newsgroup alt.linux)
      ObLinux: SAP were giving away a free development environment for use with RedHat v6.1 recently, a distinctly non-free complete system has been available for a while. This offers another example of a commercial application where the vendors now have sufficient confidence in Linux to release a port (even if it is distribution-specific).

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CzechEdit

PrefixEdit

ob-

  1. A prefix with various functions, e.g. expressing:
    omission (obden = ob + den (day) = every other day)
    surrounding (objet = ob + jet (drive) = to drive around)

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GermanEdit

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ob-

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ob (towards; against).

PrefixEdit

ob-

  1. towards; against

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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ob-

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