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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew אָמֵן (ʾāmēn), possibly via Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn).



ܐܡܝܢ (transliteration needed)

  1. amen, truly, verily
Usage notes[edit]
  • Used at the beginning of a sentence to show emphasis or seriousness.
  • Used at the end of a sentence to show agreement.


ܐܡܝܢ (transliteration needed)

  1. amen, so be it


ܐܡܝܢ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. amen
  2. consent, agreement, assent, concord
  3. unanimity
  4. desire, wish

Etymology 2[edit]



ܐܡܝܢ (transliteration needed)

  1. masculine absolute singular of ܐܡܝܢܐ
  2. masculine construct singular of ܐܡܝܢܐ


  • )myn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 11b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 19a-b
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, p. 55a