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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin

omen

noun
     
o‧men [countable]
a sign of what will happen in the future:
The car won't start. Do you think it's an omen?
a good/bad/ill omen
The mist seemed like a bad omen and Sara's heart sank a little.
omen of
He will regard your presence as an omen of good fortune.
omen for
It's a good omen for the future.

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