The word Amen ( ; , Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã„â‚¬mÃ„Â«n ; "So be it; truly" Its use in Judaism dates back to its earliest texts.Deuteronomy 27.15-26, for example. There are many more occurences in the Hebrew Bible. It has been generally adopted in Christian worship as a concluding word for prayers and hymns. In Islam, it is the standard ending to Dua (supplication). Common English translations of the word amen include: "Verily", "Truly", "So be it", and "Let it be." as in, for instance, amen to that.
Amen, meaning so be it, is of Hebrew origin. Paul JoÃƒÂ¼on, SJ, A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, trans. and revised by T. Muraoka, vol. I, Rome: Editrice Pontificio Instituto Biblico, 2000. The word was imported into the Greek of the early Church from the Jewish synagogue. From Greek, amen entered the other Western languages. According to a standard dictionary etymology, amen passed from Greek into Late Latin, and thence into English.The Hebrew word Ã¢â‚¬â„¢amen derives from the Hebrew verb Ã¢â