English word omen comes from Latin osmen, which itself is of uncertain origin but possibly comes from a combination of Latin os ("mouth") with Latin -men (forms neuter nouns of the third declension.).
Omen detailed word origin explanation
|os || Latin (lat) ||Mouth. (poetic) speech. Face, appearance, head. Opening, entrance Bone. Framework of discourse. Heartwood. The hard or innermost part of trees or fruits. |
|-men || Latin (lat) ||Forms neuter nouns of the third declension. |
|osmen || Latin (lat) ||An omen. |
|omen || Latin (lat) ||An omen. |
|omen || English (eng) ||(intransitive) To divine or predict from omens.. (transitive) To be an omen of. Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.. Prophetic significance. |
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