Origin of ennea-
Words nearby ennea-
WORDS THAT USE ENNEA-
What does ennea- mean?
Ennea- comes from the Greek ennéa, meaning “nine.” The Latin counterpart is nōnus, meaning “ninth” and source of the combining form nona-, which you can learn more about in our Words That Use articles for that form.
Examples of ennea-
The first part of the word, ennea-, means “nine.” The -gon portion of the word may also look familiar: it is a combining form meaning “angled” or “angular,” from the Greek gōnía. Enneagon literally translates to “nine-angled.”
Enneagon comes from the Greek enneágōnos, which features the equivalent form of ennea- in the language.
Another word you may have encountered that features ennea- is the Enneagram, a popular psychological model that categorizes human personality into nine types.
What are some words that use or are related to the combining form ennea-?
- enneasyllabic (using the equivalent form of ennea- in Greek)
What are some other forms that ennea- may be commonly confused with?
How to use ennea- in a sentence
Carnivorous molluscs include a peculiar slug (Rathouisia) and the shelled genera Ennea and Streptaxis.
From this place we have the adjective Enneus, and the Ennea virgo of Sil., lib.