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Definition of Omen

Omen

  1. An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
  2. To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.

Omen Quotations

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
Homer

Of the big horror movies of the '70s, you have 'The Omen,' 'The Sentinel,' 'Rosemary's Baby,' 'The Stepford Wives,' 'Burnt Offerings' - these are all romantic fatalist movies where there's a sort of glimmer of hope... but darkness wins.
Chuck Palahniuk

Oh I love horror movies, yeah. I think my favorite movie growing up was 'The Omen.' I actually wanted to be that little kid.
Norman Reedus

With The Omen, I really felt I wasn't in control. It was panic.
Richard Donner

I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
Edward Irving
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Omen Translations

omen in Dutch is teken, voorteken, voorbode
omen in German is Vorbedeutung
omen in Latin is praenuntius, monstrum

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