interjection \(ˈ)ä-ˈmen, (ˈ)ā-; ˈä- when sung\

—used at the end of a prayer

—used to express agreement or approval

Full Definition of AMEN

—used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)

Origin of AMEN

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew āmēn
First Known Use: before 12th century


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