da sei Gott vor

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally: “God be in front of it”, that is “May He block it from happening”. The splitting of the promominal adverb davor suggests a northern or western German origin.

Phrase[edit]

da sei Gott vor

  1. God forbid; said when mentioning a possible and undesirable future event

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