amen (third-person singular simple present amens, present participle amening, simple past and past participle amened)
1.it is so; so be it (used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement to express solemn ratification or agreement).
3.an utterance of the interjection “amen.”.
4.a musical setting for such an utterance.
5.an expression of concurrence or assent, The committee gave its amen to the proposal.
1.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).
1. so be it!, a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement noun
2. the use of the word amen, as at the end of a prayer
3. say amen to, to express strong approval of or support for (an assertion, hope, etc) Word OriginC13, via Late Latin via Greek from Hebrew āmēn certainly Amen /ˈɑːmən/ noun
1. (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 Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.
"Amen," Quinn said from his chair.
"Amen," said Fred O'Connor.
And let all the people say Amen, Hallelujah."
From the evidence of the stele of the second (the Coronation Stele) and that of the fifth it has been inferred that the sovereignty early in this period became elective, a deputation of the various orders in the realm being (as Diodorus states), when a vacancy occurred, sent to Napata, where the chief god Amen selected out of the members of the royal family the person who was to succeed, and who became officially the god's son; and it seems certain that the priestly caste was more influential in Ethiopia than in Egypt both before and after this period.
In its earliest form it ran simply - "Glor y be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, world without end, Amen," or "Glory be to the Father, in (or through) the Son, and in (or through) the Holy Ghost."
(a) Initial Amen, referring back to words of another speaker, e.g.
Among certain Gnostic sects Amen became the name of an angel, and in post-biblical Jewish works exaggerated statements are multiplied as to the right method and the bliss of pronouncing it.
The Exodus, it has been pointed out, might then be placed under Amen-hotep II.
" and Jesus answers: " Amen, Amen I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves..
33, but it is not Paul's way to add salutations after a final Amen, and the passage connects as well with xvi.
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