Godsend



[god-send] /ˈgɒdˌsɛnd/

noun
1.
an unexpected thing or event that is particularly welcome and timely, as if sent by God.
/ˈɡɒdˌsɛnd/
noun
1.
a person or thing that comes unexpectedly but is particularly welcome
n.

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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