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Amon

[ah-muh n]
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noun Egyptian Mythology.
  1. Amen.

Amen

or A·mon

[ah-muh n]
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).
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  • The primacy of Ra is illustrated by the fact that Amon was identified with him.

  • The second prophet of Amon, and then his companions, turned toward them.

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Was it really Amon who had appeared in human form at his call?

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • "And Amon be praised that it ended as it did," exclaimed the master of the ceremonies.

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • "Bring him to the steps of the temple of Amon," said Seti to the Nubians who held him fast.

    Moon of Israel

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for amon

Amon

noun
  1. Egyptian myth a variant spelling of Amen

amen

interjection
  1. so be it!: a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement
noun
  1. the use of the word amen, as at the end of a prayer
  2. 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

Amon or Amn

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 amon

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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