Definition of absit omen in English:

absit omen

Syllabification: ab·sit o·men
Pronunciation: /ˌabsəd ˈōmən


Used to express the hope that a reference to something undesirable should not foreshadow its arrival or occurrence.
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  • And so - to Paris, to the old university of philosophy - absit omen!
  • I note, by the way, that today is, in our terms, 9 / 11; absit omen.


late 16th century: Latin, literally 'may this (evil) omen be absent'.

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