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[om-nee-uh m-gath-er-uh m]
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noun, plural om·ni·um-gath·er·ums.
  1. a miscellaneous collection.

Origin of omnium-gatherum

1520–30; < Latin omnium of all (genitive plural of omnis) + pseudo-Latin gatherum a gathering
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British Dictionary definitions for omnium gatherum


  1. often facetious a miscellaneous collection; assortment

Word Origin

C16: from Latin omnium of all, from omnis all + Latinized form of English gather
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Word Origin and History for omnium gatherum

1520s, "miscellaneous collection," humorous coinage from Latin omnium "of all" (genitive plural of omnis; see omni-) + Latinized form of English gather.

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