Anu



a twining herb, Tropaeolum tuberosum, of the nasturtium family, found in the Andes, having edible tubers and large flowers with yellow petals and red spurs.
the tuber of this plant.
the Akkadian god of heaven.
Contemporary Examples

Many writers, like anu Chopra in the Hindustan Times, have correctly criticized the movie for its “lack of logic.”
‘Dhoom 3’ Review: Bollywood’s Baffling Blockbuster Sujay Kumar December 30, 2013

anu Chopra reveals the five essential classics any burgeoning Bollywood fan should see.
The Best Bollywood Films Anupama Chopra February 23, 2009

Historical Examples

Both these deities decline, answering anu in precisely the same manner as Ramman.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

In view of Nannar’s position in the heavens, he was called the “heifer of anu.”
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

Adapa while fishing had broken the wings of the south wind, and was accordingly summoned before the tribunal of anu in heaven.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

He stands close, therefore, to anu, the supreme god of heaven.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

Lifting up the jewels, which the god anu had fashioned for her according to her desire, she spake, saying: ‘Oh!
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

May the great anu, the father of the gods, tell thee when there will be rest.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

There can be little doubt that the partnership of Hadad with anu was a late one.
Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence

He brought to the net, which was the gift of his father anu.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

noun
(Babylonian myth) the sky god
abbreviation
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