amen

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See also: Amen, amén, and àmen

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amēn), from Classical Hebrew אמן (amén, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمين (ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ('āmēn))

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɪˈmɛn/, /ɑːˈmɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Adverb[edit]

amen (not comparable)

  1. At the end of religious prayers: so be it.
    • 1997, Contemporary American religion: an ethnographic reader:
      Frequently "Amen" or Baha'u'l-Abha could be heard during devotions
    • 1662, Book of Common Prayer:
      Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
    • KJV, Nehemiah 5:13:
      Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the Lord. And the people did according to this promise. — Nehemiah 5:13, KJV
    • KJV, Psalm 72:18-19:
      Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
  2. At the end of a creed or in Koranic and Biblical translations: truly, verily.
    • 2006, The Islamic Traditions of Cirebon: Ibadat and Adat Among Javanese Muslims, page 103
      Throughout the praying the audience responds repeatedly with Amen.
    • Rhemish Translation, John 3:5:
      Amen, amen, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.
    At the end of surah Fatiha, you should say amen.

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Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. An expression of strong agreement.
    • 1999 May, Matt Groening, “Hell Is Other Robots”, Futurama, season 1, episode 9
      Fry: Bender's stupid religion is driving me nuts! / Leela: Amen!

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Noun[edit]

amen (plural amens)

  1. An instance of saying ‘amen’.
    • 2006, Evault Boswell, The Iron Mountain Baby
      A chorus of amens rang out across the audience.
  2. A title of Christ; the Faithful One (especially with reference to Revelation 3:14)
    • 1611, — Revelation 3:14, KJV
      And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God

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Verb[edit]

amen (third-person singular simple present amens, present participle amening, simple past and past participle amened)

  1. To say Amen.
    The whole congregation amened in unison.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

amen

  1. Third-person plural present indicative form of amar.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Semitic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. At the end of Judeo-Christian prayers: so be it.
  2. An expression of strong agreement.

Synonyms[edit]

  • amen en uit

Noun[edit]

amen n (plural amens, diminutive amentje n)

  1. An instance of saying ‘amen’.

Derived terms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin amen, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amên); see etymology for English amen (above).

Adverb[edit]

amen

  1. amen

Noun[edit]

amen m (plural amens)

  1. amen

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

amen

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of amar

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

amēn

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌼𐌴𐌽

Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

amen

  1. At the end of prayers: so be it.
    • Í guðanna bænum, amen.
  2. At the end of a creeds or in Biblical translations: truly, verily.

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. Expressing strong agreement.

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμήν (āmēn), from Classical Hebrew אמן (amén, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمين (ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ('āmēyn)).

Adverb[edit]

amen

  1. amen; so be it

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen!

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμήν (āmēn), from Classical Hebrew אמן (amén, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمين (ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ('āmēyn)).

Adverb[edit]

āmēn

  1. amen; so be it

Interjection[edit]

āmēn

  1. amen!

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen

Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. Obsolete spelling of amém.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

amen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of amar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of amar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of amar.