absit omen


Related to absit omen: portents

absit omen

(ˈæbsɪt ˈəʊmɛn)
may the presentiment not become real or take place
[literally: may the (evil) omen be absent]

absit omen

A Latin phrase meaning may there be no ill omen, used to express a wish that something bad that has been mentioned will not actually happen.
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the Romans responded to a sneeze with Absit omen, "May the omen come to nothing," or with some version of Salus, 'Health.