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


  • interj. 'Agreed'; the word used at the end of prayer or other statements to signify affirmation.

Example Sentences

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

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)
  • "He's a marvelous kid. He should grow up to be a credit to you." "Amen!" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH אמן > Y אָמן omeyn

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • 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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