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 History of this Word

"ob" ("toward, against, over, opposite, entirely") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "ob" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"ob-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "against", "towards" or "in the way of" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

ob- illustration He built a railway to carry barges past the obstruction of the bridge.
ob- illustration Lightning occurs in all 50 states.