From ob- (“towards”) + eō (“go”).
obeō (present infinitive obīre, perfect active obiī, supine obitum); irregular conjugation
- I go towards, go to meet.
- I arrive at, reach, come to.
- (astronomy) I set.
- (figuratively) I fall, perish, pass away, die (mortem or diem obeo)
- (figuratively) I survey, look over.
Irregular conjugation, but similar to fourth conjugation. The third principal part is most often contracted to obiī, but occasionally appears as obīvī.
- obeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- obeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “obeo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to depart this life: mortem (diem supremum) obire
- to execute, manage a business, undertaking: negotium obire, exsequi
- to be engaged upon a transaction, carry it out: negotium obire or exsequi
- to visit, traverse a province: provinciam obire