[ ni-poor ]
/ nɪˈpʊər /
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an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city in SE Iraq: partially excavated.
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How to use Nippur in a sentence
In the bilingual legend of the Creation, Nippur seems to be regarded as a very old city.
Bêlit, like Bêl, had a temple at Nippur which dates back apparently to the time 63 of the early dynasties of Ur.
Long before history begins, however, the cultures of Eridu and Nippur had coalesced.
Its culture may be traced back to two main centres, Eridu in the south and Nippur in the north.
A fragment of an early dynastic chronicle from Nippur gives a list of the kings of the dynasties of Ur and Isin.
British Dictionary definitions for Nippur
/ (nɪˈpʊə) /
an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city, the excavated site of which is in SE Iraq: an important religious centre, abandoned in the 12th or 13th century
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