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]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

об ‎(ob) ‎(before vowels)

  1. (+ prepositional case): about, of, on
    Они́ говоря́т о́бо мне́‎ ― Oní govorját óbo mné ― They are speaking of me.
    Я чита́л о нём‎ ― Ja čitál o njóm ― I read of him.
    Я узна́л мно́го об икре́‎ ― Ja uznál mnógo ob ikré ― I found out a lot about caviar.
  2. (+ accusative case): against, upon
    опира́ться об окно́‎ ― opirátʹsja 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

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