The Alternative Italian Dictionary: amen

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Entry definition

amen etymology From Ancient Greek ἀμήν 〈amḗn〉, from hbo אמן 〈ʼmn〉 (cognate with Arabic آمين 〈ậmyn〉, Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ 〈ʾmyn〉).
adverb: {{head}}
  1. amen; so be it
  2. (colloquial) that's it; end of the story exampleL'esame è andato male, pace e amen, fattene una ragione. The exam went bad, that's it, come to terms with it.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. amen!
Sense 2, similar to "pace" and "va beh", is colloquial, and typically seen in the phrase "pace e amen", as in the example.

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