Origin of amenOld English from Ecclesiastical Late Latin from Classical Greek am?n from Classical Hebrew (language) amen, truly, certainly
An example of the word Amen is the response that people give at the end of a homily in mass.
Origin of amenMiddle English from Old English from Late Latin āmēn from Greek from Hebrew 'āmēn certainly, verily from 'āman to be firm ℵmn
- 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.
- The prophets use the formula, " Thus saith the Lord," but he goes beyond them and speaks in his own name, " Amen, I say unto you."
- "Amen," he said, then added, "I spoke to Martha.
- "Amen," said Fred O'Connor.
- And let all the people say Amen, Hallelujah."
- AMEN, a Hebrew word, of which the root meaning is "stability," generally adopted in Christian worship as a concluding formula for prayers and hymns.