- (initial capital letter)a group of nine related deities, including Osiris, Isis, and Set, whose lineage and functions were arranged and explained by the theologians of Heliopolis.
- any group of deities arranged in a similar way, often more or less than nine in number.
Origin of ennead
Related Words for enneadennead
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Historical Examples of ennead
For the same reason the book on Love was assigned to the First Ennead.
The Fourth Ennead, therefore, contains all that relates to Psychology.
The First Ennead contains the writings that treat of Morals.
These nine gods were together known as the great Ennead or cycle of nine.
By degrees the Ennead of Thot was thus reduced to two terms: take part in the adoration of the king.
Word Origin for ennead
"group of nine things," 1650s, from Greek enneas (genitive enneados) "group of nine," from ennea "nine" (cognate with Sanskrit nava, Latin novem, Gothic niun, Old English nigun; see nine).