amen (not comparable)
- At the end of religious prayers: so be it.
- 1997, Contemporary American religion: an ethnographic reader:
- Frequently "Amen" or Baha'u'l-Abha could be heard during devotions
- 1662, Book of Common Prayer:
- Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
- KJV, Nehemiah 5:13:
- Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the Lord. And the people did according to this promise. — Nehemiah 5:13, KJV
- KJV, Psalm 72:18-19:
- Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
- At the end of a creed or in Biblical and Koranic translations: truly, verily.
- Rhemish Translation, John 3:5:
- Amen, amen, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.
- 2006, The Islamic Traditions of Cirebon: Ibadat and Adat Among Javanese Muslims, page 103
- Throughout the praying the audience responds repeatedly with Amen.
so be it
- Amharic: አሜን (ʾämen)
- Arabic: آمِين (ʾāmīn)
- Syriac: ܐܡܝܢ (’āmēn)
- Hebrew: אמן (’āmēn)
- Armenian: ամեն (hy) (amen)
- Bulgarian: амин (bg) (amin)
- Cherokee: ᎡᎺᏅ (emenv)
- Cantonese: 阿們, 阿们 (aa3 mun4), 亞孟, 亚孟 (aa3 maang6) (Catholic), 誠心所願, 诚心所愿 (sing4 sam1 so2 jyun6)
- Hakka: 阿愐 (â-mén, a-mén)
- Mandarin: 阿門 (zh), 阿门 (zh) (āmén), 阿們 (zh), 阿们 (zh) (āmén), 亞孟, 亚孟 (yàmèng) (Catholic)
- Min Nan: a-men, à-bēng, 心所願, 心所愿 (sim-só͘-goān), 亞孟, 亚孟 (a-bēng) (Catholic)
- Czech: amen (cs)
- Danish: amen (da)
- Dutch: amen (nl)
- Estonian: aamen
- Faroese: amen, ámmin
- Finnish: aamen (fi)
- French: amen (fr)
- Georgian: ამინ (ka) (amin)
- German: Amen (de)
- Greek: αμήν (el) (amín)
- Ancient: ἀμήν (amḗn)
- Hebrew: אמן (he) (amén)
- An expression of strong agreement.
- 1999 May, Matt Groening, “**** Is Other Robots”, Futurama, season 1, episode 9
- Fry: Bender's stupid religion is driving me nuts! / Leela: Amen!
expression of strong agreement
amen (plural amens)
- An instance of saying ‘amen’.
- 2006, Evault Boswell, The Iron Mountain Baby
- A chorus of amens rang out across the audience.
- A title of Christ; the Faithful One (especially with reference to Revelation 3:14)
- 1611, — Revelation 3:14, KJV
- And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God
amen (third-person singular simple present amens, present participle amening, simple past and past participle amened)
- (intransitive) To say amen.
- 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Sunday,"
- The moment Dr. Reid amened, we rushed straight out of the church off home.
- 2015, T. M. Young, Much Given, Much Required (page xxx)
- Most of the church amened and applauded.
- 2015, Jewelle Francis, Manifest Destiny
- She must be thinking Reverend Hopkins is talking directly to her, because she starts amening and shouting real loud when he gets to the part in Proverbs […]
- third-person plural present indicative form of amar
Borrowing from English amen.
- third-person plural present subjunctive of amar
- Romanization of 𐌰𐌼𐌴𐌽
- at the end of prayers: so be it
- Í guðanna bænum, amen.
- (please add an English translation of this usage example)
- at the end of a creeds or in Biblical translations: truly, verily
- expressing strong agreement
From Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אמן (amén, “certainly, truly”) (cognate with Arabic آمِين (ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ('āmēyn)).
- amen; so be it
- (colloquial) that's it; end of the story
- L'esame è andato male, pace e amen, fattene una ragione.
- The exam went bad, that's it, come to terms with it.
- Sense 2, similar to "pace" and "va beh", is colloquial, and typically seen in the phrase "pace e amen", as in the example.
- Obsolete spelling of amém
- Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of amar.
- Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of amar.
- Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of amar.