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Amen \A`men"\, v. t. To say Amen to; to sanction fully.


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:

  1. concurrence in belief, or in a statement; assent;

  2. the final word or act;

  3. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English, from Late Latin amen, from Ecclesiastical Greek amen, from Hebrew amen "truth," used adverbially as an expression of agreement (as in Deut. xxvii:26, I Kings i:36; compare Modern English verily, surely, absolutely in the same sense), from Semitic root a-m-n "to be trustworthy, confirm, support." Used in Old English only at the end of Gospels, otherwise translated as Soðlic! or Swa hit ys, or Sy! As an expression of concurrence after prayers, it is recorded from early 13c.


n. An English surname.


The word amen ( or ; ; Greek: ἀμήν; , ʾāmīn ; "So be it; truly") is a declaration of affirmation found in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. It has been generally adopted in Christian worship as a concluding word for prayers and hymns. Common English translations of the word amen include "verily" and "truly". It can also be used colloquially to express strong agreement, as in, for instance, amen to that.

Amen (disambiguation)

Amen is a declaration of affirmation found in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Amen may also refer to:

Amen (TV series)

Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986, to May 11, 1991, on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured predominantly black casts – others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.

Amen (American band)

Amen is an American rock act that was formed in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. The band was founded by front man and singer Casey Chaos. Amen has released 4 studio albums, one live album, and has released the songs “Coma America”, "The Price of Reality", and "California's Bleeding". The band would see a continuously changing line-up, with Casey Chaos remaining the sole original member. In 2007, Amen went on hiatus and returned in 2014 with an appearance at that year's Knotfest. The band currently has an album due in late 2015.

Amen (Amen album)

Amen is the second album by the American band Amen and their major label debut, released on September 21, 1999 by I Am/ Roadrunner Records. The first track on the album, "Coma America," became the band's first single. In 2001, the album was re-released with 4 new bonus tracks.

Amen was recorded by Casey Chaos on vocals, Shannon Larkin on drums, Sonny Mayo and Paul Fig on guitar, and John Fahnestock a.k.a. Tumor on bass. The album was produced by Ross Robinson who had worked with Casey Chaos and helped him get signed to Roadrunner Records, and was released through Ross Robinson's imprint label, I Am. The album sold around 15,000 copies in its first year.

Amen (So Be It)

Amen (So Be It) is the debut album by Irish musician Paddy Casey. It was released June 28, 1999.

Amen (Salif Keita album)

Amen is the third studio album from Malian artist Salif Keita. It was released in 1991 by Mango and produced by Joe Zawinul.

Amen (Peruvian band)

The band Amen is a rock band from Lima, Peru. In 2001 Amen started earning local fame through their song "Decir Adios" (Say Goodbye). Until now the band participates in numerous big national performances in the whole country. Amen and its vocalist Marcello Motta won several contests and the Peruvian Association of Authors and Composers (APDAYC) music award.

Amen (2011 film)

Amen is a 2011 South Korean drama film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, starring Kim Ye-na. Shot in Europe, it follows a Korean girl on a mysterious journey. The film premiered in competition at the 2011 San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Amen (website)

Amen was a social networking service.

Amen (Edens Edge song)

"Amen" is a song written by Skip Black, Hannah Blaylock, Catt Gravitt and Gerald O'Brien, and recorded by American country music group Edens Edge and released as the first single from their self-titled debut album for Big Machine Records in March 2011.

Amen (Halestorm song)

Amen is the second single on Halestorm's third studio album Into the Wild Life.

Amen (rock musician)

Jussi Antero Sydänmaa (born 26 June 1972 in Espoo, Finland) is a Finnish guitarist, better known by his stage name Amen or Finnish nickname Eiska. He is one of the founding members of the Finnish metal band Lordi and is still playing in the band.

He graduated as an Information Technology engineer in 2001 and has been making the website of Lordi. Amen plays Gibson Les Paul Standard guitars. The municipality of Mäntsälä granted Amen with statue named "Hard Rock Stone" on 26 June 2006.

Amen has been featured as a special guest on Markus Striegel's concert in 2011 and Doro Pesch's concert in 2014.

Amen has also recorded guitar riffs which were used by Ari Pulkkinen to create the soundtrack for PC game Shadowgrounds. His acoustic guitar solos "Amen's Lament To Ra" and "Amen's Lament to Ra ll" were included in Lordi's albums Babez for Breakfast and Scare Force One

Amen (Paula Cole album)

Amen is Paula Cole's third studio album. It is officially credited to "The Paula Cole Band." The album was stylistically a major departure from Cole's previous album, This Fire, and was met with mixed reviews. Perhaps due to poor promotion, the album failed to match the success of This Fire, only selling 116,000 copies to date.

The album did, however, score a moderate Adult Top 40 radio format hit with "I Believe In Love", which peaked at #22. A remix made for dance clubs and rhythmic radio format peaked at #18 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, and also attained moderate airplay.

Amen (Liora song)

"Amen" ( Hebrew script: אמן) was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, performed in Hebrew by Liora.

The song is a prayer to God for protection, with the title being derived from the word Amen, which is repeated frequently in the prayer.

The song was performed 21st on the night (following Slovenia's Darja Švajger with " Prisluhni mi" and preceding Malta's Mike Spiteri with " Keep Me In Mind"). At the close of voting, it had received 81 points, placing 8th in a field of 23. In the pre-selection show in Israel Liora performed the song with candles on the stage. The Irish production, however, declined the Israeli candles staging due to "safety problems".

Due to the rapidly expanding size of the Contest, entry to the 1996 Contest was determined through an internal preselection in which judges listened to recordings of the proposed entries. Israel did not progress through this stage. Entry to the 1997 Contest was restricted to those countries with the best average scores over the previous five years, a group which did not include Israel. The country did, however, participate as a "passive participant", by screening the Contest live. This earned Israel the right to re-enter the Contest in 1998. Hence, the song was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 1998 Contest by Dana International with " Diva".

Category:Eurovision songs of Israel Category:Eurovision songs of 1995 Category:1995 songs

Amen (Kid Rock song)

"Amen" is the second single from American singer Kid Rock's album Rock n Roll Jesus. Kid Rock says that this is the greatest song he has ever written. The acoustic guitar intro samples the Bob Seger song " You'll Accomp'ny Me". It is an acoustic arranged song that touches on such subjects as poverty, war, race relations, corrupt politicians and hypocritical pastors. The song features the gospel choir, The Fisk Jubilee Singers. It was released to radio November 5, 2007. It peaked at #11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #27 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Photographer David Tunnley, who has a Pulitzer Prize to his credit, directed the music video.

Amén (Azúcar Moreno album)

Amén is the tenth studio album by Spanish duo Azúcar Moreno, released on Sony International in 2000.

Amén, entirely recorded in Miami, was coproduced by Estéfano, with whom the duo had collaborated on the 1994 album El Amor, and Ricardo “Eddy” Martínez who had produced their two preceding albums Esclava de tu piel and Olé and also the track “Muévete salvaje” on their 1997 greatest hits compilation Mucho Azúcar - Grandes Éxitos. Six of the album’s thirteen titles, “Amén”, “Abracadabra”, “Mamma mia”, “Tururú”, “40 kilos de besos”, “Amigo mío” and “Viva la vida”, were written or co-written by Spanish singer and composer Miguel Gallardo, who previously had penned hits like “Hazme el amor”, “Desnúdate, desnúdame”, “A galope”, “Solo se vive una vez”, “Hoy tengo ganas de ti” and “Esclava de tu piel” for the Salazar sisters.

The lead single from the album was “Mamma mia” —not to be confused with the ABBA song with the same title— followed by the title track “Amén”, “Ay amor”, “Dale que dale” and the ballad “Piel de seda”, the latter written by prolific Spanish composer José Luis Perales. The track “San José” was co-produced by Spanish remix team Pumpin’ Dolls, who previously had remixed worldwide hits like Cher’s “ Strong Enough”, TLC’s “Unpretty” and Carlos Santana’s “María María”. The track “Abracadabra”, the third single from the album, was along with “Juramento” featured in Spanish movie Gitano, starring famous flamenco dancer Joaquín Cortés. “Mamma Mia”, “Amén” and “Abracadabra” were all released in a wide variety of extended dance mixes, mixed by among others Pedro del Moral, David Ferrero and Pablo Flores.

Amén continued the Salazar sisters’ series of successful albums, selling some 300.000 copies in Spain alone and achieving triple platinum status.

Amén was the first Azúcar Moreno album to be accompanied by a DVD release, entitled Amén Tour. The documentary captures the Salazar sisters touring Spain, Portugal, The Azores, Bulgaria, South America and it also features behind the scenes footage from the making of the videos “Mamma mia”, “Amén”, “Abracadabra” and “Hoy tengo ganas de ti” from their previous album Esclava de tu piel, the latter filmed in New York.

Amen (gospel song)

"Amen" is a traditional folk gospel song that was popularized by The Impressions.

It was recorded in June 1948 and released in January 1949 by the Wings Over Jordan Choir.

The song was arranged by Jester Hairston, for the Sidney Poitier film Lilies of the Field (1963), which popularized the song. Curtis Mayfield said "I'd gone to see 'Lilies of The Field,' and the song in it, 'Amen,' was very inspiring for me as was the movie . . . Of course, I'd decided to do a version of it. We put it together in the studio starting off with a musical 'swing low sweet chariot', and then we fell into that particular song with somewhat of a marching rhythm." The song was the first Impressions' hit that Mayfield did not write. Mayfield inserted the title of the song "Keep on Pushing", which was recorded by the Impressions, in-between the lyrics of the song.

The song went to number one on Cashbox Magazine's R&B chart for three weeks and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1964. The B-side, "Long, Long Winter", peaked at #35 on the Cashbox R&B chart. A new version was released by The Impressions in 1969 under the title "Amen (1970)", reaching #44 on the Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles chart in January 1970.

Amen (Meek Mill song)

"Amen" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Meek Mill, released as the lead single from his debut studio album Dreams and Nightmares, on June 19, 2012. The song features fellow rapper, Canadian recording artist Drake with uncredited vocals from R&B singer Jeremih. It was produced by KeY Wane and Jahlil Beats. The song samples the Doobie Brothers song " Minute by Minute."

Throughout time, "Amen" remains the only two songs (along with R.I.C.O.) that Mill and Drake would ever collaborate together for, since they have engaged in a well-known feud that started in 2015.

Amen (2013 film)

Amen is a 2013 Malayalam-language romantic comedy musical satire film written by P. S. Rafeeque and directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The film stars Fahadh Faasil, Indrajith Sukumaran, Kalabhavan Mani, Swathi Reddy, Natasha Sahgal and Rachana Narayanankutty in lead roles.

The film revolves around the events that happen in a picturesque Kuttanadan village following the arrival of a young priest Vincent Vattolli (Indrajith Sukumaran). The film was released on 22 March 2013, receiving rave reviews from critics and huge response from theatres. The film was a commercial success at the box-office.

Usage examples of "amen".

Amen and in his affidavit, Ohlendorf described how a typical killing took place.

She hovered just above the trees, clutching her skirt closed with one fist, and she shook her red and black dreadlocks back and waved, and Amen.

It extended from Karnak to Luxor and, turning in a vast loop at the Nile front, countermarched over the dromos and ended at the tremendous white-walled temple of Amen.

The maser beam swept across him and then there was no pain, nor anything else, forever and ever again, amen.

She knew Mr Fairweather because he was one of the sidesmen at the church, but she had never liked him, he always sang the hymns louder and longer than anybody else, and his amens were like an echo, they came so long after the prayer was finished.

I lifted the lid and showed Beatrice that the one-time songstress, the handmaiden of Amen, slept there no more, and the case was empty.

I can do, Wef, is tidy up, find out how Emdy is, and hope that this is all a mistake that will get straightened out quick so Emdy and I can live happily ever after amen.

Boschock III, known as Paradise, and entitled to all the rights and privileges appertaining thereto, and subject to all the laws, regulations, and customs thereof, so help you God, Amen.

Amen through his dream, but it was like prowling through an abandoned house, empty even of furniture.

Pope Amen Specklebird alive, and the police questioned him closely, but in the presence of his lawyer-advocate, a priest appointed by one of the cardinals to look out for his interests.

Mohamed Amen, Antonia Artuso, Michelle Ballew, Ovidio Biaggi, David Bynoe, John Campbell, John Canoni, Gloria Cruz, Kevin Currenti, Miledys Diaz, Laysa Diaz, Mary Hamm, Ali Hassan, Roger Johnston, Moustapha Kone, Nancy Jacobs, Roseann Lentin, Vincent Mariano, Rich Marsillo, Tim Mercado, Glenn Krinsky, Mitchele Lewis, Barbara Melser, Sandy Olson, Rhonda Pomerantz, Jessica Porier, Lisa Rittel, Jose Rodriguez, Lana Rosenberg, Art Rosner, Jose Sanabria, Iris Sanchez-Hernandez, and Safokles Tsouros.

May he make his own inspired word, now complete in the Burman tongue, the grand instrument of filling all Burmah with songs and praises to our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ Amen.

Mahomet, or more properly Mohammed, the only son of Abdallah and Amina, was born at Mecca, four years after the death of Justinian, and two months after the defeat of the Abyssinians, whose victory would have introduced into the Caaba the religion of the Christians.

Leaning back into the cushions, Usti regarded his host with the air of one who has said it all, amen, nothing more.

She would be the center of his life, the sunshine he must now foreswear, the light he warmed himself by, now and forever, world without end, amen and amen.