abomination


abomination
abomination (n.) early 14c., "abominable thing or action;" late 14c., "feeling of disgust, hatred, loathing," from O.Fr. abominacion "abomination, horror, repugnance, disgust" (13c.), from L. abominationem (nom. abominatio) "abomination," noun of action from pp. stem of abominari "shun as an ill omen," from ab- "off, away from" (see AB- (Cf. ab-)) + omin-, stem of omen (see OMEN (Cf. omen)). Meaning intensified by folk etymology derivation from L. ab homine "away from man," thus "beastly."

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