This was meant to go to the list, because I'm actually curious as to
where "ob" came from.

In a message dated 10/3/01 4:34:45 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

<< Could someone tell me what the Ob prefix means? I've seen it around alot
lately and would like to know what I'm reading :) >>

    I've understood it to mean "about", or "in relation to".  Did it come
from the English word "about", or the Russian word "ob" which means "about"
and is used in front of words that begin with vowels ("o" otherwise)?