the ancient capital of Assyria: its ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq.
- Nin·e·vite [nin-uh-vahyt], /ˈnɪn əˌvaɪt/, noun
- Nin·e·vit·i·cal [nin-uh-vit-i-kuhl], /ˌnɪn əˈvɪt ɪ kəl/, adjective
- Nin·e·vit·ish [nin-uh-vahy-tish], /ˈnɪn əˌvaɪ tɪʃ/, adjective
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How to use Nineveh in a sentence
Last month, a new marauder descended on Nineveh and the nearby city of Mosul.
And the U.S. is implicated too, as Al Gharawi assumed command in Nineveh before the U.S. withdrew from Iraq.The Monster of Mosul: How a Sadistic General Helped ISIS Win | Andrew Slater | June 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The town of Mosul is mentioned in the Bible, where it is known as Nineveh.
There was very high turnout in their provinces of Anbar, Nineveh, and Salahuddin.
Of all these graven images existed, carved by men's hands,--some in the form of animals, like the winged bulls of Nineveh.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
The men of Nineveh believed in God's mercy, and though the decree had been pronounced against them, yet they repented.
They repented not until Jonah proclaimed to them, "Yet forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown."
Assur, it would seem, was a shrine long before Assyria went out of Babylon and builded Nineveh.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
For there are still sacred trees in this country—as there were in the days when the bas-reliefs of Nineveh were carved.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for Nineveh
the ancient capital of Assyria, on the River Tigris opposite the present-day city of Mosul (N Iraq): at its height in the 8th and 7th centuries bc; destroyed in 612 bc by the Medes and Babylonians
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