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absit omen

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Pronunciation: /ˌabsɪt ˈəʊmən
 
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Definition of absit omen in English:

exclamation

Used when referring to something undesirable, in the hope that the thing mentioned will not occur.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Latin, literally 'may this (evil) omen be absent'.

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