Nineveh

[ nin-uh-vuh ]
/ ˈnɪn ə və /
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noun

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

Related formsNin·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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Ninevite

/ (ˈnɪnɪˌvaɪt) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria

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
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