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Ennead

[EN-ee-ad]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, mid-16th century

1.

(Rare) a group or set of nine.

Examples of Ennead in a sentence

"The planets were an ennead until Pluto was no longer considered a planet."

"A baseball game is an ennead of innings."

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About Ennead

This word comes from the Greek “enneas” and “ennead-.” It stems originally from “ennea,” meaning “nine.”

Did you Know?

The Great Ennead was a group of nine deities in ancient Egyptian mythology. It included the sun god Atum and his children Shu (god of peace, air and wind) and Tefnut (deity of rain). It also included Shu’s and Tefnut’s children, Geb (father of snakes whose laughter created earthquakes) and Nut (goddess of mothers and the cosmos), as well as Osiris (god of fertility), Isis (believed to help the dead enter the afterlife), Set (god of deserts, storms, and disorder), and Nephthys (associated with death, darkness, and childbirth).

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