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Used to express the hope that a reference to something undesirable should not foreshadow its arrival or occurrence.
- ‘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.
absit omen/ˌabsəd ˈōmən/
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