amen

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

Definition of amen

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

Origin and Etymology of amen

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew āmēn


First Known Use: before 12th century



AMEN Defined for English Language Learners

amen

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

Definition of amen for English Language Learners

  • —used at the end of a prayer

  • —used to express agreement or approval


AMEN Defined for Kids

amen

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interjection \ˈā-ˈmen, ˈä-\

Definition of amen for Students

  1. 1 —used at the end of a prayer

  2. 2 —used to express agreement When I said we could use a bit of luck, he replied, “Amen!”



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