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āmēn ; Gr. ἀμήν (eccl. Lat.).
I. Adj., true, faithful: (tu Deus) fecisti mirabilia, cogitationes fideles, amen (Heb. = verity), Vulg. Isa. 25, 1.—
II. Subst., truth, faith fulness: “qui benedictus est, benedicetur in Deo amen,in the God of faithfulness, Vulg. Isa. 65, 16: haec dicit Amen (Gr. Αμήν), He that is True, ib. Apoc. 3, 14.—
III. Most freq. adv.
A. Prop., to confirm words spoken by one's self or another, So be it; Fr. Ainsi soit-il; LXX. γένοιτο, Amen: “et respondebit omnis populus, Amen,Vulg. Deut. 27, 15; 5, 22 et saep.: “Gratia vobiscum, Amen,ib. 2 Tim. 4, 21: “cui (Deo) honor et gloria in saecula saeculorum, Amen,ib. Rom. 16, 27 et saep. —
B. In gen., truly, surely, verily; very freq. in the phrase. Amen dico vobis, Vulg. Matt. 5, 18 al.; ib. Marc. 3, 28 al.; ib. Luc. 4, 24 al.; “and in St. John: Amen, amen dico vobis,ib. Joan. 1, 51 al. (The a is long in Aus. Eph. ap. Orat. fin., and Prud. Cath. 4, 72, but short in Paul. Nol. Poëm. 17 ad Nicet. 117.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • New Testament, 2 Timothy, 4.21
    • New Testament, John, 1.51
    • New Testament, Revelation, 3.14
    • Old Testament, Deuteronomy, 27.15
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 65.16
    • New Testament, Mark, 3.28
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 25.1
    • New Testament, Luke, 4.24
    • New Testament, Romans, 16.27
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