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.

updated on June 25, 2019

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Definitions of Nineveh from WordNet

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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