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  1. Nisibisnoun

    Ancient city in northern Mesopotamia. Modern Nusaybin in Turkey.

    Etymology: From Nisibis, from Νίσιβις.


  1. Nisibis

    Nusaybin is a city in Mardin Province, Turkey, populated by Kurds. Arameans, Arabs, Mhallamis, Assyrians and Armenians previously lived in the city. The population of the city is 83,832 as of 2009. The neighboring Syrian city of Qamishli is basically an extension of the city of Nisibin, and now the more populous section. Were it not for the international borders between Syria and Turkey running in the middle of the urban area, the two would make one city—the modern inheritor of the ancient and prestigious city of Nisibis.

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  1. nisibis

    The capital of ancient Mygdonia, the northeastern part of Mesopotamia. It was a place of great importance as a military post, was twice taken by the Romans (under Lucullus and Trajan), and again given up by them to the Armenians; but being a third time taken by Lucius Verus in 165, it remained the chief bulwark of the Roman empire against the Persians, till it was surrendered to them by Jovian after the death of Julian in 363.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nisibis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nisibis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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