[god-send] /ˈgɒdˌsɛnd/

an unexpected thing or event that is particularly welcome and timely, as if sent by God.
a person or thing that comes unexpectedly but is particularly welcome

1814, “a shipwreck” (from the perspective of people living along the coast), from Middle English Godes sonde (c.1200) “God’s messenger; what God sends, gift from God, happening caused by God,” from god + Middle English sonde “that which is sent, message,” from Old English sand, from sendan (see send (v.)). Sense of “happy chance” is from 1831.


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