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[ni-poo r]
  1. an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city in SE Iraq: partially excavated.
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Historical Examples

  • The transfer of his name and powers as god of Nippur to Marduk, the god of Babylon.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • If there is one goddess with whom she has nothing in common, it is Belit of Nippur.

  • There is a reference to Nippur, of which it would be important to know the purpose.

  • As the political fortunes of Nippur varied, so E-Kur had its ups and downs.

  • Further excavations at Nippur will likewise add to the material.

British Dictionary definitions for nippur


  1. 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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