"Water is wet" is a statement of the obvious.




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  • 16th century, from Latin obvius ("being in the way so as to meet, meeting, easy to access, at hand, ready, obvious"), from ob- + via. In order to avoid an awkward form such as *obvy, the Latin ending -us was maintained in the form -ous (which is otherwise equivalent to -osus).

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