Ananke

noun Anan·ke \əˈnaŋ(ˌ)kē, -anˌkē\

Definition of Ananke

plural

-s

Greek religion

  1. :  a personification of compelling necessity or ultimate fate to which even the gods must yield

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Origin and Etymology of ananke

Greek Anankē, from anankē necessity; akin to Old Irish écen necessity, need, Welsh angen, Cornish & Breton anken


First Known Use: circa 1642


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