[ 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).


verily; truly.


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.

Origin of amen

before 1000; Middle English, Old English <Late Latin <Greek <Hebrew āmēn certainty, certainly

Definition for amen (2 of 2)


or A·mon

[ 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). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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