אמן

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See also: אָמן

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
א־מ־ן(ʾ-m-n)

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

אָמֵן (amén)

  1. Used to express agreement with what was just stated: amen
    • Tanach, Psalms 89:53, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      בָּרוּךְ יְהוָה לְעוֹלָם אָמֵן וְאָמֵן׃
      barúkh Adonái l-'olám amén v-amén
      Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
    • a. 500 C.E., Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 119b:
      אָמַר רֵישׁ לָקִישׁ: כָּל הָעוֹנֶה אָמֵן בְּכׇל כֹּחוֹ פּוֹתְחִין לוֹ שַׁעֲרֵי גַן עֵדֶן, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר: ״פִּתְחוּ שְׁעָרִים וְיָבֹא גוֹי צַדִּיק שׁוֹמֵר אֱמוּנִים״, אַל תִּיקְרֵי ״שׁוֹמֵר אֱמוּנִים״ אֶלָּא: ״שֶׁאוֹמְרִים אָמֵן״.
      amár resh laqísh: kol ha-'oné amén b-khol kokhó potḥín lo sha'aréi gan 'éden, she-ne'emar "pitḥu sh'arím v-yavó goy tsadíq shomér emuním," al tiqré "shomér emuním" élla "she-omrím amén."
      Resh Lakish said: anyone who answers "Amen" with all his strength, the gates of the Garden of Eden open for him, as it is said, "Open, gates, so the righteous nation may enter, guardian of faith." Don't read it as "guardian of faith" — shomér emuním — but as "those who say amen" — she-omrím amén.
Descendants[edit]
  • Classical Syriac: ⁧ܐܡܝܢ('āmēyn)
  • Ancient Greek: ἀμήν (amḗn)

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

אָמָּן (ománm

  1. defective spelling of אומן(omán).

Noun[edit]

אֻמָּן (umánm

  1. defective spelling of אומן

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

אִמֵּן ('imén) third-singular masculine past (pi'el construction)

  1. defective spelling of אימן

Verb[edit]

אֻמַּן ('umán) third-singular masculine past (pu'al construction)

  1. defective spelling of אומן

Yiddish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

אמן (omeyn)

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of אָמן(omeyn).