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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amen  \A`men"\,  v.  t. 
  To  say  Amen  to  to  sanction  fully. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amen  \A`men"\  (?;  277),  interj.,  adv.,  &  n.  [L.  amen,  Gr 
  'amh`n,  Heb.  [=a]m[=e]n  certainly,  truly.] 
  An  expression  used  at  the  end  of  prayers,  and  meaning,  So  be 
  it  At  the  end  of  a  creed,  it  is  a  solemn  asseveration  of 
  belief.  When  it  introduces  a  declaration,  it  is  equivalent  to 
  truly,  verily. 
 
  Note:  It  is  used  as  a  noun  to  denote: 
  a  concurrence  in  belief,  or  in  a  statement;  assent; 
  b  the  final  word  or  act 
  c  Christ  as  being  one  who  is  true  and  faithful. 
 
  And  let  all  the  people  say  Amen.  --Ps.  cvi.  48. 
 
  Amen,  amen,  I  say  to  thee,  except  a  man  be  born 
  again  he  can  not  see  the  kingdom  of  God.  --John 
  ii  3.  Rhemish 
  Trans. 
 
  {To  say  amen  to},  to  approve  warmly;  to  concur  in  heartily  or 
  emphatically;  to  ratify;  as  I  say  Amen  to  all 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Amen 
  n  :  a  primeval  personification  of  air  and  breath;  worshipped 
  especially  at  Thebes  [syn:  {Amen},  {Amon}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Amen 
  This  Hebrew  word  means  firm,  and  hence  also  faithful  (Rev. 
  3:14).  In  Isa.  65:16,  the  Authorized  Version  has  "the  God  of 
  truth,"  which  in  Hebrew  is  "the  God  of  Amen."  It  is  frequently 
  used  by  our  Saviour  to  give  emphasis  to  his  words  where  it  is 
  translated  "verily."  Sometimes  only,  however,  in  John's  Gospel, 
  it  is  repeated,  "Verily,  verily."  It  is  used  as  an  epithet  of 
  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ  (Rev.  3:14). 
 
  It  is  found  singly  and  sometimes  doubly  at  the  end  of  prayers 
  (Ps.  41:13;  72:19;  89:52),  to  confirm  the  words  and  invoke  the 
  fulfilment  of  them  It  is  used  in  token  of  being  bound  by  an 
  oath  (Num.  5:22;  Deut.  27:15-26;  Neh.  5:13;  8:6;  1  Chr.  16:36). 
  In  the  primitive  churches  it  was  common  for  the  general  audience 
  to  say  Amen"  at  the  close  of  the  prayer  (1  Cor.  14:16). 
 
  The  promises  of  God  are  Amen;  i.e.,  they  are  all  true  and  sure 
  (2  Cor.  1:20). 
 




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