Omnibus

By Maggie McGonagle

The Stem Omni & The Word Omnibus

Omni comes from the Latin word omnis, meaning all. Stems are used to create compound words, omni can be used in words like omnibus. Omnibus, when used as an adjective, means consisting of several items. When it is used as a noun it is like a collection of things that have something in common or it can mean a kind of bus, called an omnibus, that carries all the people in it. An example sentence with the word omnibus would be: The omnibus stopped to let on more passengers, or: We went to the museum to see an omnibus of Picasso's artwork.