Is there an adjective that begins with the prefix omni that means all-hearing? I thought that an aural counterpart to omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient must exist, but after a few minutes of Googling, I've failed to find any synonyms for all-hearing.

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The logical construction would be along the lines of omnaudient (given the Latin verb "to listen" is "audio") but I've never seen it used.

  • "Omniaudient" is indeed the word for which I was looking. Thanks! Oct 17, 2010 at 23:54
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    "Audio" means "I listen/hear". "Audire" means "to listen/hear".
    – malach
    Oct 20, 2010 at 10:05
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    Correct. That's Latin, though, and this board's english-focused; I didn't think that it'd help matters too much to go into the full conjugation of audio -ire -ibi -itus
    – munin
    Oct 22, 2010 at 4:05
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    Ok, but is it spelled "omnaudient" as in the answer, or "omniaudient" as in the OP's comment? Jan 4, 2012 at 19:02
  • Both would be fine under the usual ways of constructing Latinate words, but I'd prefer the un-elided form "omniaudient" as it's more likely to be understood. May 27, 2012 at 22:44

Omniaural? (Maybe this just means, "can be heard everywhere".)

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    Actually I think this would mean "all ears". :-) Oct 14, 2010 at 20:55

"Omniaudient" used in "Midnight's Children" Salman Rushdie 1981.

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    This answer would be better with a reference to an accepted reference like a dictionary Jan 9, 2018 at 1:01
  • Instances of omniaudient go back at least as far as "A Christian Creed: or, Summary of Truth Faith" (1736): "The Creator, Preserver, and Sustainer of all Creation: Ever omnipresent, omnipercipient, omniscient, omniaudient, and the prescient, ordinant, and preordinant Director, and the universal sole sovereign Lord and supream Governor of all, ..."
    – Sven Yargs
    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:53

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