Pronunciation: (en'ē-ad"), [key]
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 Heliopolis.
b. any group of deities arranged in a similar way, often more or less than nine in number.

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