Nineveh

[ nin-uh-vuh ]
/ ˈnɪn ə və /

noun

the ancient capital of Assyria: its ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq.

Related forms

Nin·e·vite [nin-uh-vahyt] /ˈnɪn əˌvaɪt/, nounNin·e·vit·i·cal [nin-uh-vit-i-kuh l] /ˌnɪn əˈvɪt ɪ kəl/, adjectiveNin·e·vit·ish [nin-uh-vahy-tish] /ˈnɪn əˌvaɪ tɪʃ/, adjective

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Assyria

[ uh-seer-ee-uh ]
/ əˈsɪər i ə /

noun

an ancient empire in SW Asia: greatest extent from about 750 to 612 b.c. Capital: Nineveh.
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British Dictionary definitions for nineveh (1 of 2)

Nineveh

/ (ˈnɪnɪvə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for nineveh (2 of 2)

Assyria

/ (əˈsɪrɪə) /

noun

an ancient kingdom of N Mesopotamia: it established an empire that stretched from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, reaching its greatest extent between 721 and 633 bc . Its chief cities were Assur and Nineveh
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