Definitions for omenˈoʊ mən
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omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy(verb)
a sign of something about to happen
"he looked for an omen before going into battle"
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)
indicate by signs
"These signs bode bad news"
Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.
a sign of ill omen
To be an omen of.
To divine or predict from omens.
Origin: From omen.
An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. Though the word "omen" is usually devoid of reference to the change's nature, hence being possibly either "good" or "bad," the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with the word "ominous". The origin of the word is unknown, although it may be connected with the Latin word audire, meaning "to hear."
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Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
Arms are instruments of ill omen. . . . When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men. . . . When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites.
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