[ ey-men, ah-men ]
/ ˈeɪˈmɛn, ˈɑˈmɛn /
it is so; so be it (used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement to express solemn ratification or agreement).
an utterance of the interjection “amen.”
a musical setting for such an utterance.
an expression of concurrence or assent: The committee gave its amen to the proposal.
What Does Amen Mean At The End Of A Prayer?Weekends are when many Americans gather in their respective houses of worship and repeat the same word: amen. But, what does the word mean? And, why do people say it?
Which Words Did English Take From Other Languages?English—is one of the most incredible, flavorfully-complex melting pots of linguistic ingredients from other countries. These linguistic ingredients are called loanwords that have been borrowed and incorporated into English. The loanwords are oftentimes so common now, the foreign flavor has been completely lost.
Origin of amen
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin < Greek < Hebrew āmēn certainty, certainly
Definition for amen (2 of 2)
[ ah-muh n ]
/ ˈɑ mən /
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).
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British Dictionary definitions for amen (1 of 2)
/ (ˌeɪˈmɛn, ˌɑːˈmɛn) /
so be it!: a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement
the use of the word amen, as at the end of a prayer
say amen to to express strong approval of or support for (an assertion, hope, etc)
Word Origin for amen
C13: via Late Latin via Greek from Hebrew āmēn certainly
British Dictionary definitions for amen (2 of 2)
Amon or Amn
/ (ˈɑːmən) /
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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