Gender Feminine
Usage Sumerian
Scripts π’‚—π’ƒΆπ’ŒŒπ’€­π’ˆΎ(Sumerian Cuneiform)

Meaning & History

From Sumerian En-hedu-anna, derived from π’‚— (en) meaning "lady, high priestess" combined with π’ƒΆπ’ŒŒ (hedu) meaning "ornament" and the god's name An 2. This was the Sumerian title of a 23rd-century BC priestess and poet, identified as a daughter of Sargon of Akkad. Presumably she had an Akkadian birth name, but it is unrecorded. She is regarded as one of the earliest known poets.


Entry updated April 23, 2024