absit omen

interjection ab·sit omen \ˌabsə̇tˈōmən\

Definition of absit omen

  1. —used as a mild invocation if he should fail, absit omen, all will be lost — compare God forbid at 2god

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Origin and Etymology of absit omen

Latin, may (evil) omen be absent, i.e., may what is said not come true

First Known Use: 1594

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