- omen:  Omen was a direct borrowing from Latin ōmen, whose derivative ōminōsus also gave English ominous . From the same source comes abominable.
=> abominable, ominous
- omen (n.)
- 1580s, from Latin omen "foreboding," from Old Latin osmen, of unknown origin; perhaps connected with the root of audire "to hear" [OED] or from PIE *o- "to believe, hold as true" (cognates: Greek oiomai "I suppose, think, believe").
- 1. Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
- 2. The unusually heavy rainfall was an ill omen for the travellers.
- 3. It is said to be an omen of misfortune.
- 4. The superstitious regard it as a bad omen.
- 5. The clouds omen rain.
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