ob

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See also: Ob, OB, ob-, and ÖB

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ob, abbreviation of obulus.

Noun[edit]

ob ‎(plural obs)

  1. (historical) A halfpenny.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviations.

Noun[edit]

ob ‎(plural obs)

  1. (archaic) An objection.
  2. (genetics) The obese gene.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ob

  1. (subordinating) if, whether
  2. ob ... oder — if ... or

Preposition[edit]

ob (+ genitive)

  1. (dialectal) over, above, on
  2. (dated) on account of

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἐπί ‎(epí), Sanskrit अपि ‎(ápi), Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬞𐬌 ‎(aipi), Old Persian [script needed] ‎(apiy), and Old Armenian եւ ‎(ew). Confer also Latin apud.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ob

  1. (with accusative) in the direction of, to, towards
  2. (with accusative) on account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of)
  3. (with accusative) against; facing

Usage notes[edit]

The preposition ob is used as a combining prefix with many other words, particularly verbs. In compounds, the b is often assimilated into the next consonant, as in oppose.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ob” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *jabai ‎(when, if), from Proto-Indo-European *e-, *ē- ‎(then, at that time). Cognate with English if, West Frisian oft ‎(whether), Dutch of ‎(or, whether, but), Middle Low German ef ‎(if, whether), German ob ‎(if, whether), Icelandic ef, if ‎(if).

Adverb[edit]

ob

  1. if, whether
    Weess du, ob d'Apdikt muer op ass?
    Do you know if the pharmacy is open tomorrow?

Novial[edit]

Particle[edit]

ob

  1. initial interrogative particle

Conjunction[edit]

ob

  1. (subordinating) whether or not, if

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ob f

  1. Alternative form of aub

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

ob

  1. I (first-person singular, nominative)

Declension[edit]


White Hmong[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ob

  1. two

References[edit]

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)