[ er-i-doo ]
/ ˈɛr ɪˌdu /
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an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city near the Euphrates in S Iraq: center for the worship of Ea; partially excavated.
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Words nearby Eridu
Ericson, Leif, Ericsson, Eric the Red, Eric XIV, Eridanus, Eridu, Erie, Erie Canal, Erigena, erigeron, Erigone
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How to use Eridu in a sentence
A distinctive and characteristic Sumerian god was Ea, who was supreme at the ancient sea-deserted port of Eridu.
Excavations have shown that Eridu was protected by a retaining wall of sandstone, of which material many of its houses were made.
According to one of their own traditions Eridu, originally a seaport, was their racial cradle.
At Eridu, as we have seen, it was assured by devotion to Ea and obedience to his commands as an instructor.
The city of his residence was Eridu on the banks of the Euphrates.Sumerian Hymns|Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh