Origin of English word AMENABLE

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so be it; it is true and certain


No one doubts that the prayerful response AMEN comes from Hebrew אמן AhMaiN (so be it; it is true and certain).  "And all the people shall respond, Amen" -- Deuteronomy27:15 The very next entry after “Amen" in the dictionary is AMENABLE 1.) answerable, 2.) willing to believe and submit, and 3.) it is verifiable. The authorities trace AMEN­ABLE to Latin minari (to threaten) rather than to the common Hebraicism AMEN.

Related terms include: אמונה EMOONaH (faith, confidence, truth – Deuteronomy 32:4);  האמין      He'EMeeYN (to trust, believe in); נאמן  Ne'EMahN (true, faithful) and אמנם AMNaM (truly, verily).  תמונה   TiMOONaH (picture, image – Exodus 20:4) combines our M-N  subroot of verity with the dental-nasal subroot of imaging seen  at DUMMY.

מאן MaEN (to refuse.. saying “no” --  Exodus 9:2) is an antonym by metathesis of  אמין A MeeYN (to believe, accept, saying “yes”).


We expect our memory to be true and faithful, the means to verify all knowledge. Therefore M-N words from the Greek mnasthai (to remember) like AMNESTY and AMNESIA, may derive from the above M-N Hebrew words of verity and belief. All the many terms of (RE)MINISCENCE via Latin, may be long forgotten echoes of one resounding AMEN  – see  SAMURAI.

Man himself, as our history sadly indicates, may be the believer more than the thinker and rememberer. The dictionaries posit that MAN is "probably" from the theoretical Indo-European word men (to think). In Gaelic muinigh is trust in, rely on, while muinghinn is confidence,faith, reliance ( Fearhas MacFhionnlaigh).

Genuine in Japanese is hummono; faith in Polynesian is mana.

 AMENITY is not related. It is from Latin amoenlus (pleasant), a reversal of  N[A]eeYM (pleasant).

OMEN is related; see OMEN    m-n  Iis also the sound of financial trust – see MONEY.

Imani is belief in Swahilli, but Hamitic is already acknowledged to be linked to Semitic. It is the Semitic to Japhetic links of Edenics that promotoes disbelief in the racist myth of an independant Proto-Indo–European language (formerely “Indo-Aryan.”) [Mark Feffer]

 Igbo (Nigeeria) omenana  means the native religion and culture. Remy C. Ilona links this with אמונה EMOONaH, faith.

German “no” is a nasal shift away from מאן MaEN (refusal): NEIN.

Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 27:15 ארור האישׁ אשׁר יעשׂה פסל ומסכה תועבת יהוה מעשׂה ידי חרשׁ ושׂם בסתר וענו כל־העם ואמרו אמן׃

“Cursed be the man that maketh a graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and setteth it up in secret. And all the people shall answer and say: Amen.” (JPS)



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