[ nin-uh-vuh ]

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

Other words from Nineveh

  • 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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/ (ˈnɪnɪvə) /

  1. 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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