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Ea

(ā`ä) or

Enki

(ĕng`kē), ancient water god of Sumerian origin, worshiped in Babylonian religion. The great benefactor of mankind, Ea was called the lord of wisdom, of magic, and of the arts and sciences. With the sky god Anu and the earth god Enlil, or Bel, he was the third of the great divine triad.
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Ea

 

one of the three great gods of Assyro-Babylonian religion and mythology, the other two being Enlil and Anu. Among the Sumerians, Ea was known as Enki. He was the deity of the world ocean and of the fresh water beneath the ground. He was also the god of wisdom. Ea was considered benevolent.


Ea

 

(also Enki), in Babylonian-Assyrian religion and mythology, one of three supreme deities, the others being Anu and Enlil. The god of subterranean waters, Enki was the patron of wisdom and of cultural inventions.

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exhaust air

The air that is removed from an air-conditioned space and discharged to the outdoors.
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electronic attack (EA)

That division of electronic warfare involving the use of electromagnetic, or directed, energy to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intention of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability. Some of the forms of electronic attacks are shown in the illustration. Also called EA.
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Ea

made man from primordial ocean clay. [Babyl. Myth.: Gaster, 9]

Ea

shrewd god; knew everything in advance. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
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