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amen

[ey-men, ah-men] /ˈeɪˈmɛn, ˈɑˈmɛn/
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
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin < Greek < Hebrew āmēn certainty, certainly

Amen

[ah-muh n] /ˈɑ mən/
noun, Egyptian Mythology
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for amens

amen

/ˌeɪˈmɛn; ˌɑːˈmɛn/
interjection
1.
so be it!: a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement
noun
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)
Word Origin
C13: via Late Latin via Greek from Hebrew āmēn certainly

Amen

/ˈɑːmən/
noun
1.
(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
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Word Origin and History for amens

amen

Old English, from Late Latin amen, from Ecclesiastical Greek amen, from Hebrew amen "truth," used adverbially as an expression of agreement (e.g. Deut. xxvii:26, I Kings i:36; cf. Modern English verily, surely, absolutely in the same sense), from Semitic root a-m-n "to be trustworthy, confirm, support." Used in Old English 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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amens in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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