omnium-gatherum

[ om-nee-uh m-gath-er-uh m ]
/ ˌɒm ni əmˈgæð ər əm /

noun, plural om·ni·um-gath·er·ums.

a miscellaneous collection.

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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

omnium-gatherum

/ (ˈɒmnɪəmˈɡæðərəm) /

noun

often facetious a miscellaneous collection; assortment

Word Origin for omnium-gatherum

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

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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