amen

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See also: Amen, ámen, àmen, åmen, amén, amèn, and āmén

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English, from Ecclesiastical Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν ‎(amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אמן ‎(amén, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمِين ‎(ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ‎('āmēn)). In Old English, it was only used at the end of the Gospels. Elsewhere, it was translated as soðlic!, swa hit ys, and sy!.

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 Biblical and Koranic translations: truly, verily.
    • 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.
    • 2006, The Islamic Traditions of Cirebon: Ibadat and Adat Among Javanese Muslims, page 103
      Throughout the praying the audience responds repeatedly with Amen.

Translations[edit]

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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!

Translations[edit]

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. (intransitive) To say amen.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Sunday," [1]
      The moment Dr. Reid amened, we rushed straight out of the church off home.
    • 2015, T. M. Young, Much Given, Much Required (page xxx)
      Most of the church amened and applauded.
    • 2015, Jewelle Francis, Manifest Destiny
      She must be thinking Reverend Hopkins is talking directly to her, because she starts amening and shouting real loud when he gets to the part in Proverbs []

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

amen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of amar

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish amén, from Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν ‎(amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אמן ‎(amén, certainly, truly).

Noun[edit]

amen

  1. At the end of religious prayers: so be it.

Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English amen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈmɛn/, aˈbɛn

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν ‎(amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אמן ‎(amén, certainly, truly).

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen; at the end of Judeo-Christian prayers: so be it
  2. amen; an expression of strong agreement

Synonyms[edit]

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 ‎(amḗn); see etymology for English amen (above).

Adverb[edit]

amen

  1. amen

Noun[edit]

amen m ‎(plural amens)

  1. amen

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


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.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  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 ‎(amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אמן ‎(amén, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمِين ‎(ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ‎('āmēyn)).

Adverb[edit]

amen

  1. amen; so be it
  2. (colloquial) that's it; end of the story
    L'esame è andato male, pace e amen, fattene una ragione.
    The exam went bad, that's it, come to terms with it.

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sense 2, similar to "pace" and "va beh", is colloquial, and typically seen in the phrase "pace e amen", as in the example.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

āmēn

  1. amen; so be it; truly

Interjection[edit]

āmēn

  1. amen!

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

amen

  1. amen

External links[edit]

  • amen in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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.