amen

interjection \ (ˈ)ä-ˈmen , (ˈ)ā- ; ˈä- when sung \
used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)

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Origin and Etymology of amen

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


AMEN Defined for English Language Learners

amen

  • —used at the end of a prayer

  • —used to express agreement or approval


AMEN Defined for Kids

amen

interjection \ ˈā-ˈmen , ˈä- \
1 used at the end of a prayer
2 used to express agreement
  • When I said we could use a bit of luck, he replied, “Amen!”


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