omen

[oh-muhn]
noun
1.
anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; portent.
2.
a prognostic.
3.
prophetic significance; presage: a bird of ill omen.
verb (used with object)
4.
to be an omen of; portend.
5.
to divine, as if from omens.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin ōmen

unomened, adjective


1. augury, foreboding. See sign.
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omen (ˈəʊmən)
 
n
1.  a phenomenon or occurrence regarded as a sign of future happiness or disaster
2.  prophetic significance
 
vb
3.  (tr) to portend
 
[C16: from Latin]

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omen
1582, from L. omen "foreboding," from Old L. osmen, of unknown origin; perhaps connected with the root of audire "to hear."
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Example sentences
It is early days, of course, but the omens are good.
As databases of information about people's lifestyles and medical ailments
  grow, ever-stranger omens of our health seem to emerge.
When all things were fitted for the voyage, many unlucky omens appeared.
But they shouldn't be out of mind, because they are omens of what's in store
  for the rest of the planet.
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