- The word amen is defined as to express agreement, most often during worship.
An example of the word Amen is the response that people give at the end of a homily in mass.
Origin of amenOld English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Classical Greek amēn ; from Classical Hebrew (language) amen, truly, certainly
Origin of amenMiddle English, from Old English, from Late Latin āmēn, from Greek, from Hebrew ’āmēn, certainly, verily, from ’āman, to be firm; see ℵmn in Semitic roots.
- An expression of strong agreement.
- An instance of saying ‘amen’.
- A title of Christ; the Faithful One (especially with reference to Revelation 3:14)
(third-person singular simple present amens, present participle amening, simple past and past participle amened)
- To say Amen.
- The whole congregation amened in unison.
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))
- An English surname.