See also: ob, Ob, OB, ÖB, and Ob.

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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

Clipping of obligatory.

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

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *ob, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ebʰi. See o.

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

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ob-.

PrefixEdit

ob-

  1. ob-

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ob(towards; against).

PrefixEdit

ob-

  1. towards; against

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • o- (usually before plosives, sometimes also other consonants)
  • op- (before unvoiced consonants)
  • oba- (in a few words)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *ob, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ebʰi. See o.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ob- ‎(Cyrillic spelling об-)

  1. around, enclosing, surrounding
    jahatiobjahati
    grlitiobgrliti
    kružitiokružiti
  2. around, throughout, wholly
    javitiobjaviti
    uzetiobuzeti
    lizatioblizati
  3. on the surface or top of something
    grepstiogrepsti
  4. forms perfective verbs from imperfectives
    hrabritiohrabriti
  5. quite, -ish
    malenomalen

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