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EtymologyEdit

From ob- (against; facing) +‎ via (road, street, path; way, method).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

obvius (feminine obvia, neuter obvium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. in the way
  2. meeting
  3. affable, courteous
  4. (of objects) at hand, ready
  5. exposed, lying open
  6. (figuratively) known, familiar

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative obvius obvia obvium obviī obviae obvia
Genitive obviī obviae obviī obviōrum obviārum obviōrum
Dative obviō obviō obviīs
Accusative obvium obviam obvium obviōs obviās obvia
Ablative obviō obviā obviō obviīs
Vocative obvie obvia obvium obviī obviae obvia

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ReferencesEdit

  • obvius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obvius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obvius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • obvius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to meet some one by chance: obvium or obviam esse, obviam fieri
    • (ambiguous) to meet any one: obviam ire alicui
    • (ambiguous) to go to meet some one: obviam venire alicui
    • (ambiguous) to meet some one by chance: obvium or obviam esse, obviam fieri
    • (ambiguous) to send to meet a person: obviam alicui aliquem mittere