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Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day

Thursday word: ennead

I'm pretty sure I have a new year somewhere around here, if I could just find where I put it down -- loose my head next. But regardless of that, a word for you all:

ennead (EN-ee-ad) - n., a group of nine.

There are few famous groups of nine things, including one local grouping of ancient Egyptian gods worshiped around Heliopolis, and a collection of philosophy books by Plotinus. Nine being a common significant number, being three threes. Adopted around 1650 from Greek, from ennea, nine. And in conclusion, hail muse!

Outside the bank, an ennead of Girl Scouts waited by a table piled with boxed cookies.

Tags: e, greek, noun

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