The online dictionary, dictionary dot com, says: Amen is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily”. Does it mean the same in Maragoli language? Join us as we explore, and get to know amen meaning in Maragoli.
First, is there a Maragoli word for Amen?
No, not one I know of. Back in the day, I did hear people say Amina, I guess it was all playful; maybe an indication of the times as Islam was gaining a foothold in Kenyan culture. Do you know of another way to say amen in Maragoli language? If you do, please let us know in the comments.
Amen in Maragoli prayer
It carries the meaning as it does in any Christian prayer, be it evangelical, roho or conservative. It is an exclamation uttered at the end of a prayer, in response to preacher or faithful’s beckon or at the end of a hymn that means ‘so be it’.
Amen meaning in Maragoli to affirm a statement
When in full agreement with what someone is saying, one can say in Lulogoli, ‘Na gave ndio’ to mean ‘let it be so’. That mouthful, or you can choose to save your breath and simply say, ‘amen’.
Maybe you really want to show your approval of what has been said or agreed on, and have little regard for the energy you expend making your point across. If this is what you desire i.e. emphasis, you can say:
“Amen. Gosi gave ndio!”
To mean ‘Amen to all (in its entirety)’.
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