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Definition of the noun adapa

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noun - plural: -

  1. a Babylonian demigod or first man (sometimes identified with Adam)
    • region: Babylon
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Semitic deity = a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites


Adapa, the first of the Mesopotamian seven sages, was a mythical figure who unknowingly refused the gift of immortality. The story is first attested in the Kassite period, in fragmentary tablets from Tell el-Amarna, and from Assur, of the late second millennium BCE. Mesopotamian myth tells of seven antediluvian sages, who were sent by Ea, the wise god of Eridu, to bring the arts of civilisation to humankind. The first of these, Adapa, also known as Uan, the name given as Oannes by Berossus, introduced the practice of the correct rites of religious observance as priest of the E'Apsu temple, at Eridu. The sages are described in Mesopotamian literature as 'pure parādu-fish, probably carp, whose bones are found associated with the earliest shrine, and still kept as a holy duty in the precincts of Near Eastern mosques and monasteries. Adapa as a fisherman was iconographically portrayed as a fish-man composite. The word Abgallu, sage survived into Nabatean times, around the 1st century, as apkallum, used to describe the profession of a certain kind of priest.

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Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

Adapa is an equivalent for Adam, also standing for mankind in general, and the designation may be related. adat (Indonesian, from the Arabic, 'āda). In Bahasa Indonesia and many other languages of the Malay archipelago comprising ...

Google previewMesopotamian Poetic Language (1996)

Sumerian and Akkadian by Marianna E. Vogelzang, H. L. Herman L. J. Vanstiphout

myth Adapa is a full human rather than half human and half god, as has been repeatedly suggested.29 Regarding the conclusion of the myth, this question actually involves a two-stage decision: (a) Which of the two available conclusions to ...

Google previewR for Business Analytics (2012)

by A Ohri

ADAPA is a highly scalable deployment, integration, and execution platform for PMML-based predictive models. Not only does it give you all the benefits of being fully standards-based using PMML and Web services, but it also leverages the ...

Google previewReading the Fractures of Genesis (1996)

Historical and Literary Approaches by David McLain Carr

(Adapa is the equivalent to Hebrew Adam).32 In addition, in Eden a snake plays a crucial role in denying humans the chance at immortality, as in the flood section of the Gilgamesh epic.33 The humans grow into full adulthood through ...

Google previewCases on Consumer-Centric Marketing Management (2013)

by Jham, Vimi

Sujana Adapa is a Lecturer in Management (Strategy & Marketing) in the UNE Business School at the University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia. Sujana teaches Introduction to Marketing, Marketing Strategy & Management, ...

Google previewThe Atlantis Encyclopedia (2005)

by Frank Joseph

(See Adapa) The Atlantean concept of Atlas imported into Sumer (after 3000 B.C. ). Adad was a fire-god symbolized by an active volcano, its summit wreathed by the constellation of the Pleiades—the “Atlantises,” or daughters of Atlas.

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Religions (1921)

by Maurice Arthur Canney

ADAPA LEGEND. A legend in the Babylonian- Assyrian religion. It was found on the El-Amarna tablets (15th cent., B.C.). Adapa, a fisherman, son of Ea, is fishing in " the sea," when a storm arises. Though only a mortal, swept into the waters by ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2A1P3A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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