- 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).
Examples from the Web for amon
Contemporary Examples of amon
Amon those applauding Katrina's performance was a camera-wielding topless woman with a mustache drawn on her face in biro.Kate and Pippa Middleton's Cousin Dances Naked With Topless Woman
March 14, 2012
Judge Amon agreed and discharged Headley from any further probation.Making of a Terrorist
December 8, 2009
Historical Examples of amon
The primacy of Ra is illustrated by the fact that Amon was identified with him.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
The second prophet of Amon, and then his companions, turned toward them.Joshua, Complete
Was it really Amon who had appeared in human form at his call?
"And Amon be praised that it ended as it did," exclaimed the master of the ceremonies.
"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
- Egyptian myth a variant spelling of Amen
- 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
Amon or Amn
- 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
Word Origin and History for amon
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.