[ ah-noo ]
/ ˈɑ nu /
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the Akkadian god of heaven.
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Other definitions for Anu (2 of 2)
or a·nu, an·yu
[ ah-nyoo ]
/ ˈɑ nyu /
a twining herb, Tropaeolum tuberosum, of the nasturtium family, found in the Andes, having edible tubers and large flowers with yellow petals and red spurs.
the tuber of this plant.
Origin of añu
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How to use Anu in a sentence
Many writers, like Anu Chopra in the Hindustan Times, have correctly criticized the movie for its “lack of logic.”‘Dhoom 3’ Review: Bollywood’s Baffling Blockbuster|Sujay Kumar|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Anu Chopra reveals the five essential classics any burgeoning Bollywood fan should see.The Best Bollywood Films|Anupama Chopra|February 24, 2009|DAILY BEAST
He was the chief figure in a triad in which he figured as earth god, with Anu as god of the sky and Ea as god of the deep.
Originally the wives of Anu and Ea may have made up the group of eight primitive deities.
No doubt the sky god Anu had his solar as well as his lunar attributes, which he shared with Ea.
Anu called on Ramman, the thunderer, to attack the Zu bird, but he was afraid; other gods appear to have shrunk from the conflict.
Seven of these supernatural beings were reputed to be daughters of Anu, the sky god.
British Dictionary definitions for Anu (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɑːnuː) /
Babylonian myth the sky god
British Dictionary definitions for Anu (2 of 2)
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