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amener

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr., ‘to lead’).

A 17th-century dance in triple time, found in the instrumental suites of Heinrich Biber and J. C. F. Fischer. The term amener probably derives from the branle, in...

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amen

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 10 words.

XII. — ecclL. āmēn — Gr. āmḗn — Heb. āmēn certainty, truth.

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amen

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 7 words.

Both /ˌɑːˈmɛn/ and /ˌeɪˈmɛn/ are heard.

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amen

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 166 words.

Adrienne, again, amen, Ardennes, Behn, Ben, Benn, Bren, cayenne, Cévennes, Dairen, den, en, fen, gen, glen, Glenn, Guyenne,

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amen

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 166 words.

Adrienne, again, amen, Ardennes, Behn, Ben, Benn, Bren, cayenne, Cévennes, Dairen, den, en, fen, gen, glen, Glenn, Guyenne,

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Amen

William A. Beardslee.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 281 words.

A Hebrew word meaning “certainly” or “may it be so.” In the Hebrew Bible amen appears as a response to

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amen

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 29 words.

[OE]

This comes via ecclesiastical Latin, from Hebrew 'āmēn ‘truth, certainty’, used to express agreement, and adopted in the

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Amen

Geoffrey Chew and Edward Foley.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 804 words.

A word of affirmation, often employed as a cultic acclamation by Jews, Christians and Muslims. In the Old Testament ‘Amen’ commonly seals commands, blessings, curses, doxologies and...

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amener

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr., ‘to lead’).

A 17th-century dance in triple time, found in the instrumental suites of Heinrich Biber and J. C. F. Fischer. The term amener probably derives from the branle, in...

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Amen

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Di]

God of Thebes in Upper Egypt who came to prominence during the rise of the Theban dynasties in the Middle and New Kingdoms. Though represented in human form, he is associated...

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Amener

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 126 words.

A 17th-century dance in moderate triple metre characterized by six-bar phrases usually grouped into either three-bar units or a four-bar and a two-bar unit. The amener is generally...

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Dresden Amen

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 36 words.

Setting of Amen comp. by J. G. Naumann (1741–1801) in Threefold Amen of Royal Chapel of Dresden. Quoted

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Dresden Amen

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

Edited by Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 36 words.

Setting of Amen comp. by J. G. *Naumann (1741–1801) in Threefold Amen of Royal Chapel of Dresden.

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Dresden Amen

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Setting of Amen comp. by J. G. Naumann (1741–1801) in Threefold Amen of Royal Chapel of Dresden. Quoted by Mendelssohn in his Reformation Sym. (1830–2) and by Wagner in Parsifal (1878–82).

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Amen Corner

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 54 words.

City. So called in 1661, earlier Amen Lane 1603. One of a small group of names near St

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Amen Corner

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

James Baldwin's The Amen Corner did not reach Broadway until 1965, twelve years after its completion. A morality play echoing his novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), The Amen Corner...

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amen <i>interj</i> / <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 19 words.

ɑ:ˈmen

sp amen80 / amen1

rh again R3 5.5.41; Englishmen H5 5.2.360; pen S 85.6

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amen (‘so be it’)

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 17 words.

Until the 19th century wills normally started ‘In the Name of God Amen’.

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Amen Corner, The

Keith Clark.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 344 words.

James Baldwin's The Amen Corner did not reach Broadway until 1965, twelve years after its completion. A morality play echoing

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Amen Corner, The

Keith Clark.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 344 words.

James Baldwin's The Amen Corner did not reach Broadway until 1965, twelve years after its completion. A morality play echoing

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Amen Corner, The.

Keith Clark.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 344 words.

James Baldwin's The Amen Corner did not reach Broadway until 1965, twelve years after its completion. A morality play echoing his novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), The Amen Corner...

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