[ 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.
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Origin of amen
before 1000; Middle English, Old English <Late Latin <Greek <Hebrew āmēn certainty, certainly
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Definition for amen (2 of 2)
[ ah-muhn ]
/ 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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