Amen to that
17 Oct 09
Amen is a word of Hebrew origin meaning "so be it." It was imported into greek and from greek it was passed on into Latin and then into other western languages. it is recited communally to affirm a blessing made by the prayer reader. The same word is used in Islam as it is used in Judaism and christianity.
• United States
18 Oct 09
this is my understanding of the word to, so I find it a little weird when in churches here in America and people say Amen frequently during the preaching. It just kind of hit's me odd. But many words have dual meanings and uses
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
22 Sep 11
That's a little-bit slippery, regarding time-meaning (tense). The first meaning that comes to mind is 'and that's how it is.' (Sort of a 'that's how it was.') But the way churches mean it today ... the first 'word' that comes to mind is "Yee-hah!" Kind of a faith-filled 'That's how it oughta be, so that's how somebody `round here'll make it! Sounds like fun; let's boogie!' The reason people say 'Amen' in the middle and -throughout the prayer (instead of waiting for the end) is the same reason I've been using periods at the ends of each of the sentences instead of putting them all at the end. The building-blocks of a good prayer are truths (Amen) as true as the prayer in its entirety. Amen?
13 Mar 10
In Hebrew Amen is written with 3 letters that are the corresponding letters to the Anglish letters AMN. The word Faith in Hebrew Is written Amunh, so Amen is probably the root for the word faith. Another opinion is that Amen is the abbreviation for the words god, king, loyal- meanning- god is also our king and he is loyal.
10 Mar 10
Which is used by Jews and Muslims as well. Muslims use the Arabic dialect of it which is Ameen. Hewbrew, Aramaic and Arabic are sister languages. meaning is more or less the same as the first reply to the discussion. We normally use it at the end of asking or praying. Which used in a context 'accept these prayers' or affirming them. Peace.