Definitions for ninevehˈnɪn ə və

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  1. Nineveh(noun)

    an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq

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  1. Nineveh(Noun)

    The ancient capital of Assyria.

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  1. Nineveh

    Nineveh was an ancient Assyrian city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. It was the largest city in the world for some fifty years until it was sacked by an unusual coalition of Medes, Persians, Babylonians, Scythians and Cimmerians in 612 BC. Its ruins are across the river from the modern-day major city of Mosul, in the Ninawa Governorate of Iraq.

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  1. Nineveh

    an exceeding great city, capital of ancient Assyria, which stood on the left bank of the Tigris, opposite the modern town of Mosul, said to have been included within a wall 60 m. long, 100 ft. high, the breadth of three chariots in width, and defended by 1500 towers each 200 ft. in height.


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