Ennead En"ne*ad, n. [Gr. ?, ?, fr. 'enne`a nine.] The number nine or a group of nine. [1913 Webster]

{The Enneads}, the title given to the works of the philosopher Plotinus, published by his pupil Porphyry; -- so called because each of the six books into which it is divided contains nine chapters. [1913 Webster]

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  • ennead — group of nine things, 1650s, from Gk. enneas (gen. enneados) group of nine, from ennea nine (cognate with Skt. nava, L. novem, Goth. niun, O.E. nigun; see NINE (Cf. nine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ennead — [en′ē ad΄] n. [Gr enneas (gen. enneados) < ennea, NINE] a group or set of nine (books, gods, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • Ennead — For the neo Platonist work by Plotinus, see Enneads.: For the Latin epic, see Aeneid.Ennead (Greek Polytonic|Ἐννεάς , meaning the nine ), an ancient Greek translation of the Egyptian word, Pesedjet, consists of a grouping of nine deities, most… …   Wikipedia

  • ennead — noun Etymology: Greek ennead , enneas, from ennea nine more at nine Date: 1550 a group of nine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ennead — enneadic, adj. /en ee ad /, n. 1. a group of nine persons or things. 2. Egyptian Religion. a. (cap.) a group of nine related deities, including Osiris, Isis, and Set, whose lineage and functions were arranged and explained by the theologians of… …   Universalium

  • ennead — [ ɛnɪad] noun rare a group or set of nine. Origin C16: from Gk enneas, ennead , from ennea nine …   English new terms dictionary

  • ennead — en•ne•ad [[t]ˈɛn iˌæd[/t]] n. a group of nine persons, things, or deities • Etymology: 1645–55; < Gk ennead , s. of enneás=enné(a) nine+ as ad I …   From formal English to slang

  • ennead — noun a) The number nine. b) Any system or grouping containing nine objects …   Wiktionary

  • ennead — n. number 9; group of twelve persons or things; group or set of nine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ennead —    (EHN ee ad) [Greek] Any system or group that contains nine things or individuals …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases