English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

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English

obsequious- servile;ingratiating

Spanish

obsequioso

Etymology

late 15c., “prompt to serve,” from Middle French obséquieux (15c.), from Latin obsequiosus “compliant, obedient,” from obsequium “compliance, dutiful service,” fromobsequi “to accommodate oneself to the will of another,” from ob “after” (see ob-) + sequi “to follow” (see sequel). Pejorative sense of “fawning, sycophantic” had emerged by 1590s. Related: Obsequiously; obsequiousness (mid-15c.).

Spanish Association

Sequi- Latin for to follow

Seguir- Spanish for to  follow 

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