The Almighty and Omni-
Posted by R. Berg on May 12, 2002
In Reply to: The Almighty and Omni- posted by TheFallen on May 11, 2002
: This came up while chatting the other evening. God (Who's tended to have *excellent* PR representation throughout the ages) is allegedly all-powerful (omnipotent), all-knowing (omniscient), all over the place (omnipresent) and all-seeing (omni...erm)
: Can anyone fill in the blank with a Latin-derived omni- construct? I toyed in desperation with omnivideant, but don't believe it exists.
No, but it almost does. OED has a section on "omni-"
compounds, including these:
Omnipercipient, perceiving all things.
Omnispective, looking into or beholding all things.
Omnividence, the capacity of seeing all things.
Omnividency, a seeing of all things; 'universal inspection'.
Omnivision, the action or faculty of seeing all things; omnividence.