amen

Pronunciations

amen (ah-MAIN)
amen (ah-MEN)

Definitions

  • interj. Agreed. "The word used at the end of prayer to signify affirmation." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "I hope your son does well in school." "Amein!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אמן

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      omein, omain, omen, amein

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