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what does "amen" mean?

It is said all all the time, but what does it actually mean?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • If I remember correctly it means "I Agree" =)
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 8:07 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • "So be it"
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 8:08 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • It means that you are in agreement with God about these things, sort of like signing his name to it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • an expression of faith or in agreement with someone else's statement....Can I get an Amen?
    Safirejewl

    Answer by Safirejewl at 8:11 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • I agree with NovemberLove.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 8:13 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • It means " so be it"
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:29 PM on Jul. 1, 2009


  • aâ‹…men
      /ˈeɪˈmɛn, ˈɑˈmɛn/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ey-men, ah-men] Show IPA
    Use amen in a Sentence
    –interjection
    1. it is so; so be it (used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement to express solemn ratification or agreement).
    –adverb
    2. verily; truly.
    –noun
    3. an utterance of the interjection “amen.”
    4. a musical setting for such an utterance.
    5. an expression of concurrence or assent: The committee gave its amen to the proposal.
    Origin:
    bef. 1000; ME, OE < LL < Gk < Heb āmēn certainty, certainly
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 8:34 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • I always thought it meant "in truth".
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 8:45 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • "it is done". Since we believe things by faith without seeing the manifestation of it then "amen" means we have asked, received and believe it is done and must wait to see the manifestation.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:50 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • I was taught by Sister Geraldine that it mean "I believe"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

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