Definition of Nineveh
1. 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.
Group relationships: Al-iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic Of Iraq, Assyria
Definition of Nineveh
1. Noun. The ancient capital of Assyria. ¹
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Literary usage of Nineveh
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"In what blind vigil stood interr'd For ages, till an English word Broke silence first at Nineveh ? Oh when upon each sculptured court, Where even the wind ..."
2. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"Benjamin of Tudela, in 12th century, mentions the site of Nineveh as by numerous ... Nineveh country aro md the ruin« ; and occasi« nally a trite oí ..."
3. Explorations in Bible Lands During the 19th Century by Hermann Vollrat Hilprecht, Immanuel Benzinger, Fritz Hommel, Georg Steindorff (1903)
"I THE REDISCOVERY OF Nineveh AND BABYLON Nineveh Nineveh, the capital of the ... It is true, Nineveh lies now in utter ruins, but numerous villages and ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"which controlled the floods and filled the ditches and moats of Nineveh. ... As Esarhaddon entered Nineveh, on his triumphal return from Sidon, ..."
5. Images, Power, and Politics: Figurative Aspects of Esarhaddon's Babylonian by Barbara N. Porter (1993)
"Nineveh, part of same group of British Museum texts as BM ... Nineveh, at House SH, trench II, prism, part of base and 2 faces (Lambert and Millard, p. 56). ..."
6. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1850)
"THE SECOND ASSYRIAN EMPIRE, BOTH OF Nineveh AND BABYLON. THIS second Assyrian empire continued two hundred and ten years, reckoning to the year in which ..."