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A group or set of nine.

[Greek enneas, ennead-, from ennea, nine; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Mathematics) a group or series of nine
2. (Mathematics) the sum of or number nine
[C17: from Greek enneas, from ennea nine]
ˌenneˈadic adj


(ˈɛn iˌæd)

a group of nine persons, things, or deities.
[1645–55; < Greek ennead-, s. of enneás=enné(a) nine + -as- -ad1]
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Noun1.ennead - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and oneennead - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
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Plotinus on Beauty and Reality: A Reader for Enneads I.
There are a few translations of the Enneads already available in English, chief among them the Loeb edition by Armstrong.
Throughout the Enneads, they are crucial to understanding the specific causality of intelligible realities and the relation of participation between intelligible and sensible realms.
minor (1982), there is still much scope for philological analysis in the Enneads.
Plotinus's Enneads give voice to this school, as would, much later, Suger, Abbot of St.
That tradition, most powerfully expressed in Plato's Symposium, the Enneads of Plotinus, and the Divine Names of Pseudo-Dionysius, tells us that the beauty we perceive in this face, that sunset, in this wide receiver's one-handed catch, or that violinist's sustained note are only particular manifestations of a higher reality, that of Beauty Itself, or Kalon.
Cooper successfully navigates the reader through the relevant parts of the Enneads.
Certainly Plotinus had a strong influence in the development of positions since excerpts from his Enneads were known as the Theology of Aristotle, the first teacher from whom nobody could turn away.
The first chapter is a deliberate and judiciously selective history of the identity thesis focusing on those discussions that best elucidate Mulla Sada's argument and that present his own understanding of the genealogy of the thesis tracing through al-Farabi and his Risalat al-'Aql, the Theologia Aristote-lis--that central text of significance for Islamic Neoplatonism which represented an Arabic paraphrase of parts of Plotinus's Enneads IV to VI and was attributed to Aristotle and, of course.
However, probably the most influential attempt at harnessing Parmenides to the cart of Neoplatonism, stems from the Enneads (5.
This passage looks almost like an intentional illustration of selections from Plato's Timaeus, or from Plotinus's Enneads, commenting on it.