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amen. So be it. The Hebrew terminal word of prayer in Jewish, Christian, and Mohammedan worship. It has been extended by composers, many times, into a long comp., e.g. the ‘Amen Chorus’ of Handel's Messiah. Shorter settings have been made for liturgical use, such as Gibbons's Threefold Amen and Stainer's Sevenfold Amen. The Dresden Amen comes from the Threefold Amen of the Royal Chapel of Dresden (common also throughout Saxony); its composer was J. G. Naumann.

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amen an exclamation, meaning ‘so be it’, uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn. Recorded from Old English, the word comes via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek amēn, from Hebrew ‘truth, certainty’, used adverbially as expression of agreement, and adopted in the Septuagint as a solemn expression of belief or affirmation.

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a·men / äˈmen; āˈmen/ • interj. uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning ‘so be it.’ ∎  used to express agreement or assent: amen to that! • n. an utterance of “amen.”

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Amen (Heb., ‘So be it’). An individual or congregational endorsement of a prayer or blessing. In Islam, the form is āmīn, spoken as a form of inclusion and assent to the words of prayer.

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amen XII. — ecclL. āmēn — Gr. āmḗn — Heb. āmēn certainty, truth.

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Amen: see Amon.

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