O"men (?), n. [L. omen, the original form being osmen, according to Varro.]

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.

Bid go with evil omen, and the brand Of infamy upon my name. Milton.

 

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O"men, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Omened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Omening.]

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.

The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents. Sir W. Scott.

 

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