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475. Omen (See also Prophecy.)

  1. Amasis ring discarded ring turns up predicting Polycrates death. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 28]
  2. handwriting on the wall Daniel interprets supernatural sign as Belshazzars doom. [O.T.: Daniel 5:2528]
  3. huma oriental bird; every head over which its shadow passes was believed destined to wear a crown. [Ind. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 472]
  4. Ides of March 15 March; prophesied as fateful for Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar ]
  5. merrow Irish mermaid; her appearance signifies coming storms. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 290294]
  6. Mother Careys chickens stormy petrels; believed by sailors to be harbingers of storms. [Marine Folklore: Wheeler, 251]
  7. raven often presages death or catastrophe. [Animal Folklore: Jobes, 213]
  8. waff wraith whose appearance portends death. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 425]
  9. white-winged crow bird of evil omen. [Chinese Folklore: Jobes, 388]
  10. Wotans ravens of misfortune, usually fatal. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Westerman, 245]

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omen, sign or augury believed to foreshadow the future. Almost any occurrence can be interpreted as an omen. The typical omen was a natural phenomenon, such as a meteor, an eclipse, or the flight of birds. Among the Greeks and Romans the interpretation of omens was a major part of religious life and required trained priests, such as the Roman augur, to explain the meaning of the signs. Belief in omens still survives in superstitions concerning such things as black cats, nightmares, unlucky days, and breaking mirrors.

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o·men / ˈōmən/ • n. an event regarded as a portent of good or evil: the ghost's appearance was an ill omen a rise in imports might be an omen of recovery. ∎  prophetic significance: the raven seemed a bird of evil omen.

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Omen

Believed to be a sign or portent of some future event, occurring either as a result of some form of divination, or as an unusual or supernatural event prior to some great development or catastrophe.

(See Paranormal Signs )

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omen Observed phenomenon that can be interpreted as a prediction of future events, either good or bad. Common omens in folk beliefs include weather changes and astronomical events, especially the sudden appearance of a comet.

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omen an event regarded as a portent of good or evil. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes from Latin, but its ultimate origin is unknown.

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omen XVI. — L. ōmen, ōmin-, of uncert. orig.
So ominous XVI. — L. ōminōsus.

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