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You can make 23 words from 'amen' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'amen'

AMEN 6MANE 6
MEAN 6NAME 6
NEMA 6 

3 letters words from 'amen'

ANE 3EAN 3
MAE 5MAN 5
MEN 5MNA 5
NAE 3NAM 5

2 letters words from 'amen'

AE 2AM 4
AN 2EA 2
EM 4EN 2
MA 4ME 4
NA 2NE 2

All 4 letters words made out of amen

amen maen aemn eamn mean eman amne mane anme name mnae nmae aenm eanm anem naem enam neam mena emna mnea nmea enma nema

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word amen. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in amen.

Definitions and meaning of amen

amen

Etymology

From Old English, from Ecclesiastical Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אָמֵן(ʾāmēn, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمِين(ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ(ʾāmên)). In Old English, it was used only at the end of the Gospels. Elsewhere, it was translated as sōþlīċe! (truly”, “indeed!), swā hit is (so it is), and sīe! ([so] be it!).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eɪˈmɛn/, /ɑːˈmɛn/, /ˈeɪ.mɛn/
    • Until c. 1920 the pronunciation /eɪˈmɛn/ was universal. Thereafter, with the "reformed" pronunciation of ancient languages, /ɑːˈmɛn/ gradually prevailed, though (particularly in spoken prayer) /eɪˈmɛn/ can still be heard, especially in the US.
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Adverb

amen (not comparable)

  1. (Discuss(+) this sense) At the end of religious prayers: so be it.
    • 1662, Book of Common Prayer:
      Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
    • KJV, Nehemiah 5:13:
      Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the Lord. And the people did according to this promise. — Nehemiah 5:13, KJV
    • KJV, Psalm 72:18-19:
      Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
  2. In many Abrahamic religious texts and creeds: truly, verily.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible in Rhemish translation, John 3:5:
      Amen, amen, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.

Translations

Interjection

amen

  1. (Discuss(+) this sense) An expression of strong agreement. Often, though dated, in the phrase "Amen to that".
    • 1999 May, Matt Groening, “Hell Is Other Robots”, Futurama, season 1, episode 9
      Fry: Bender's stupid religion is driving me nuts! / Leela: Amen!

Translations

Noun

amen (plural amens)

  1. An instance of saying ‘amen’.
  2. A title of Christ; the Faithful One (especially with reference to Revelation 3:14)
    • 1611, — Revelation 3:14, KJV
      And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God

Translations

Verb

amen (third-person singular simple present amens, present participle amening, simple past and past participle amened)

  1. (intransitive) To say amen.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Sunday," [1]
      The moment Dr. Reid amened, we rushed straight out of the church off home.
    • 2015, T. M. Young, Much Given, Much Required (page xxx)
      Most of the church amened and applauded.
  2. (transitive) To say amen to; to ratify solemnly.

Translations

Anagrams

  • -mane, -nema, Eman, Enma, MEAN, MENA, Mena, NAmE, NEMA, NMEA, mane, mean, mnae, name, namé, neam, ñame

Catalan

Verb

amen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of amar

Cebuano

Etymology

From Spanish amén, from Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Hebrew אמן(amén, certainly, truly).

The gesture evolved from the custom of kissing the ecclesiastical ring of Catholic clergymen.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a‧men

Adverb

amen

  1. at the end of religious prayers: so be it

Interjection

amen

  1. an expression of strong agreement

Verb

amen

  1. to touch one's forehead to the back of an older person's hand as a gesture of respect
  2. to hold out one's hand to someone, often a younger person, in order for them to touch it to their foreheads

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:amen.


Chuukese

Etymology

Borrowed from English amen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aˈmɛn/, /aˈbɛn/

Interjection

amen

  1. amen

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch amen, from Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אמן(amén, certainly, truly).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.mə(n)/
  • Hyphenation: amen
  • Rhymes: -aːmən

Interjection

amen

  1. amen; at the end of Judeo-Christian prayers: so be it
  2. amen; an expression of strong agreement

Noun

amen n (plural amens, diminutive amentje n)

  1. An instance of saying ‘amen’.

Derived terms

  • beamen

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Interjection

amen

  1. amen

French

Etymology

From Ecclesiastical Latin amen, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אָמֵן(ʾāmēn, certainly, truly)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.mɛn/
  • Homophones: amène, amènent, amènes

Adverb

amen

  1. amen

Noun

amen m (plural amens)

  1. amen

Further reading

  • “amen” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • mena

Galician

Verb

amen

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of amar

Gothic

Romanization

amēn

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌼𐌴𐌽

Icelandic

Adverb

amen

  1. at the end of prayers: so be it
  2. at the end of a creeds or in Biblical translations: truly, verily

Interjection

amen

  1. expressing strong agreement

Anagrams

  • nema

Italian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אָמֵן(ʾāmēn, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمِين(ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ(ʾāmên)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.men/

Adverb

amen

  1. amen; so be it
  2. (colloquial) that's it; end of the story

Interjection

amen

  1. amen!

Usage notes

  • Sense 2, similar to pace and va beh, is colloquial, and typically seen in the phrase pace e amen, as in the example.

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amḗn), from Biblical Hebrew אָמֵן(ʾāmēn, certainly, truly) (cognate with Arabic آمِين(ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ(ʾāmên)).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈaː.meːn/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.men/, [ˈaː.mɛn]

Adverb

āmēn (not comparable)

  1. amen; so be it; truly

Interjection

āmēn

  1. amen!

References

  • amen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amen in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • amen in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Middle Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin āmēn.

Interjection

āmen

  1. amen, so be it

Descendants

  • Dutch: amen
  • Limburgish: ame

Further reading

  • “amen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “amen”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Ultimately from Biblical Hebrew אָמֵן(ʾāmēn, certainly, truly).

Interjection

amen

  1. amen

Noun

amen n (definite singular amenet, indefinite plural amen or amener, definite plural amena or amenene)

  1. an amen

References

  • “amen” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “amen” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Anagrams

  • emna

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Ultimately from Biblical Hebrew אָמֵן(ʾāmēn, certainly, truly).

Interjection

amen

  1. amen

Noun

amen n (definite singular amenet, indefinite plural amen, definite plural amena)

  1. an amen

References

  • “amen” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • emna

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.mɛn/

Interjection

amen

  1. amen

Further reading

  • amen in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Interjection

amen

  1. Obsolete spelling of amém

Spanish

Verb

amen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of amar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of amar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of amar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to conclude prayerfully.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)