Amen


Amen
Amen A`men" (?; 277), interj., adv., & n. [L. amen, Gr. 'amh`n, Heb. [=a]m[=e]n certainly, truly.] An expression used at the end of prayers, and meaning, So be it. At the end of a creed, it is a solemn asseveration of belief. When it introduces a declaration, it is equivalent to truly, verily.

Note: It is used as a noun, to denote: (a) concurrence in belief, or in a statement; assent; (b) the final word or act; (c) Christ as being one who is true and faithful. [1913 Webster]

And let all the people say, Amen. --Ps. cvi. 48. [1913 Webster]

Amen, amen, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. --John ii. 3. Rhemish Trans. [1913 Webster]

{To say amen to}, to approve warmly; to concur in heartily or emphatically; to ratify; as, I say Amen to all. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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