об

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *o(b), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ebhi.

Preposition[edit]

об (ob)

  1. on, at
  2. through
  3. during

References[edit]

  • Mali staroslavensko-hrvatski rječnik, Matica hrvatska, Zagreb, 2004

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *o(b), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ebhi.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • о (o) (before consonants)
  • обо (obo) (before some difficult consonant clusters such as мн- and вс-)

Preposition[edit]

об (ob) (before vowels)

  1. (+ prepositional case): about, of, on
    Они́ говоря́т обо мне́Oní govorját obo mné ― They are speaking of me.
    Я чита́л о нёмJa čitál o njóm ― I read of him.
    Я узна́л мно́го об икре́Ja uznál mnógo ob ikré ― I found out a lot about caviar.
  2. (+ accusative case): against, upon
    опира́ться об окно́opirátʹsja ob oknó ― to lean against the window

Tajik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari آب
Iranian Persian آب
Tajik об (ob)

об (ob)

  1. water

Related terms[edit]