amen

[ey-men, ah-men]
interjection
1.
it is so; so be it (used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement to express solemn ratification or agreement).
adverb
2.
verily; truly.
noun
3.
an utterance of the interjection “amen.”
4.
a musical setting for such an utterance.
5.
an expression of concurrence or assent: The committee gave its amen to the proposal.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin < Greek < Hebrew āmēn certainty, certainly

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Amen

[ah-muhn]
noun Egyptian Mythology.
a primeval deity worshiped especially at Thebes, the personification of air or breath represented as either a ram or a goose (later identified with Amen-Ra).
Also, Amon.
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amen (ˌeɪˈmɛn, ˌɑːˈmɛn)
 
interj
1.  so be it!: a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement
 
n
2.  the use of the word amen, as at the end of a prayer
3.  say amen to to express strong approval of or support for (an assertion, hope, etc)
 
[C13: via Late Latin via Greek from Hebrew āmēn certainly]

Amen, Amon or Amūn (ˈɑːmən)
 
n
Egyptian myth a local Theban god, having a ram's head and symbolizing life and fertility, identified by the Egyptians with the national deity Amen-Ra
 
Amon, Amon or Amūn
 
n
 
Amūn, Amon or Amūn
 
n

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Word Origin & History

amen
O.E., from L.L. amen, from Gk. amen, from Heb., "truth," used adverbially as an expression of agreement (e.g. Deut. xxvii.26, I Kings i.36; cf. Mod.Eng. verily, surely, absolutely in the same sense), from Sem. root a-m-n "to be trustworthy, confirm, support." Used in O.E. only at the end of Gospels,
otherwise translated as Soðlic! or Swa hit ys, or Sy! As an expression of concurrence after prayers, it is recorded from early 13c.
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Amen definition


This Hebrew word means firm, and hence also faithful (Rev. 3:14). In Isa. 65:16, the Authorized Version has "the God of truth," which in Hebrew is "the God of Amen." It is frequently used by our Saviour to give emphasis to his words, where it is translated "verily." Sometimes, only, however, in John's Gospel, it is repeated, "Verily, verily." It is used as an epithet of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 3:14). It is found singly and sometimes doubly at the end of prayers (Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52), to confirm the words and invoke the fulfilment of them. It is used in token of being bound by an oath (Num. 5:22; Deut. 27:15-26; Neh. 5:13; 8:6; 1 Chr. 16:36). In the primitive churches it was common for the general audience to say "Amen" at the close of the prayer (1 Cor. 14:16). The promises of God are Amen; i.e., they are all true and sure (2 Cor. 1:20).

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Example sentences
Amen brother, come on back, things are beautiful and getting better every day.
Amen to the comment about polarizing the question of choosing winners.
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