from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of pulmonate gastropods, or snails, of the family Helicidæ.
  • n. A prefix in words of Greek origin, signifying ‘nine.’


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • As an example, Latin novem, Greek ennea and Sanskrit navá all mean 'nine' and these three languages are known to be related to each other.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The reason of its name is obvious: “deca” is greek for ten, “ennea” for nine, and “cubita” are couches with curved ends; and on the day when Our Lord Jesus Christ was born according to the flesh nineteen covers are always laid here at the table.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • 32 B. 19 ennea would seem to be a slip of the pen for okto, eight.


  • 32 B. (19) {ennea} would seem to be a slip of the pen for {okto}, eight.

    The Memorabilia


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