- (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.
Examples from the Web for ennead
The First Ennead contains the writings that treat of Morals.
The Fourth Ennead, therefore, contains all that relates to Psychology.
The Third Ennead, which also relates to the world, contains the different speculations referring thereto.
The manner of the production of souls, or rather their non-production is admirably well set down in Plotinus, See, Ennead.Democritus Platonissans|Henry More
He went out from his tower, he met the Ennead of the gods, who were going forth to arrange the affairs of their whole land.
British Dictionary definitions for ennead
Word Origin for ennead
Word Origin and History 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).