- a combining form meaning “all,” used in the formation of compound words: omnifarious; omnipotence; omniscient.
Origin of omni-
< Latin, combining form of omnis
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- all or everywhereomnipresent
from Latin omnis all
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Word Origin and History for omni-
word-forming element meaning "all," from Latin omni-, combining form of omnis "all, every, the whole, of every kind," of unknown origin, perhaps literally "abundant," from *op-ni-, from PIE root *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).
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