Etymology
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Nineveh

ancient capital city of Assyria, near Mosul in modern Iraq, from Akkadian (Semitic) Ni-nu-a, which is of uncertain origin but perhaps contains the name of a patron goddess. Related: Ninevite.

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Definitions of Nineveh

Nineveh (n.)
an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq;
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