Definition of amen exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



exclamation, noun
BrE BrE//ɑːˈmen//
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːˈmen//
; BrE BrE//eɪˈmen//
; NAmE NAmE//eɪˈmen//
(also Amen)
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a word used at the end of prayers and hymns, meaning ‘may it be so’ We ask this through our Lord, Amen. Amen to that (= I certainly agree with that). Word OriginOld English, from ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew 'āmēn ‘truth, certainty’, used as an adverb to express agreement, and adopted in the Septuagint as a solemn expression of belief or affirmation.
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