Definition of absit omen in English:

absit omen


  • 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/