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Amon

[ah-muh n] /ˈɑ mən/
noun, Egyptian Mythology.
1.
Amen.

Amen

or Amon

[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).
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  • It was afterwards repaired, and made use of for a place of augury: and its situation was close to the temple of Amon.

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

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Now, when Jeremiah was a young man, the Jews and their king Amon were in a state of most abominable wickedness.

    Sermons on National Subjects Charles Kingsley
  • "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
  • "And Amon be praised that it ended as it did," exclaimed the master of the ceremonies.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • One of these held Amon by the throat and one held the new Pharaoh by the throat.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • The lion's share of all this wealth fell to the temples sacred to Amon.

  • If I have powers, there may be others who have greater powers, as I learned in the temple of Amon.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for Amon

Amon

/ˈɑːmən/
noun
1.
(Egyptian myth) a variant spelling of Amen

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 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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