Meaning of absit omen in English:

absit omen

Pronunciation /ˌabsɪt ˈəʊmən/


  • Used when referring to something undesirable, in the hope that the thing mentioned will not occur.

    ‘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.’


Latin, literally ‘may this (evil) omen be absent’.