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Strong's #3535 - Νινευΐ

Root Word (Etymology)
of Hebrew origin (H5210)
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Nineveh = "offspring of ease: offspring abiding"
  1. the capital of the ancient kingdom of Assyria
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Thayer's Expanded Definition

Νινευΐ´, , Hebrew נִינְוֵה (supposed to be compounded of נין and נָוֵה, the abode of Ninus; (cf. Fried. Delitzsch as below; Schrader as below, pp. 102, 572)), in the Greek and Roman writings Νινος (on the accent cf. Pape, Eigennamen, under the word), Nineveh (Vulg. Ninive (so A. V. in Luke as below)), a great city, the capital of Assyria, built apparently about , on the eastern bank of the Tigris opposite the modern city of Mosul. It was destroyed (about) , and its ruins, containing invaluable monuments of art and archaeology, began to be excavated in recent times (from 1840 on), especially by the labors of the Frenchman Botta and the Englishman Layard; cf. Layard, Nineveh and its Remains, Lond. 1849, 2 vols.; and his Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, Lond. 1853; (also his article in Smith's Dict. of the Bible); H. J. C. Weissenborn, Ninive as above Gebiet etc. 2 Pts. Erf. 1851-1856; Tuch, De Nino urbe, Lipsius 1844; Spiegel in Herzog 10, pp. 361-381; (especially Fried. Delitzsch in Herzog 2 (cf. Schaff-Herzog) x., pp. 587-603; Schrader, Keilinschriften as above with index under the word; and in Riehm under the word; Winers Grammar, Robertson Smith in Encyc. Brit. under the word); Hitzig in Schenkel 4:334ff; (Rawlinson, Five Great Monarchies etc.; Geo. Smith, Assyrian Discoveries, (Lond. 1875)). In the N. T. once, viz. Luke 11:32 R G.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Νινευΐ , η

(Heb. H5210),

Nineveh: Luke 11:32, Rec.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This verb, followed by an inf. as in Acts 9:38, is found in a weakened sense, as an epistolary formula, e.g. P Eleph 13.7 (B.C. 223–2) (= Witkowski.2, p. 43) εὐχαριστήσεις οὖμ μοι σαυτοῦ τε ἐπιμελόμενος καὶ μὴ ὀκνῶν γράφειν ἡμῖν, PSI VI. 621.6 (iii/B.C.) σὺ δὲ καλῶς ποιήσεις μὴ ὀκνῶν γράφειν πρὸς ἡμᾶς πᾶν γὰρ τὸ δυνατὸν καὶ προθύμως καὶ ἀόκνως ποιήσομεν, P Oxy VI. 930.1 (ii/iii A.D.) μὴ ὄκνι μοι [γ ]ράφιν, and ib. XIV. 1769.7 (iii/A.D.) μὴ ὀκνήσις οὖν προσελθῖν αὐτῷ περὶ οὗ ἐὰν χρῄζῃς. See also Field Notes, p. 118, and Proclus de forma epistolari in Hercher Epist. Gr. p. 8ε ὀκνῶ γὰρ εἰπεῖν εἰς μοχθηρίαν. A stronger sense is seen in P Giss I. 79i. 6 (c. A.D. 117) εἰ δυνατόν μ [οι ] ᾖν διατρ [ ] χ [ει ]ν πρὸς τὴν οἰκονομίαν τῶν ̣ ̣με ̣τ ̣έρων, οὐκ ἂν ὠ [κ ]νήκειν, and P Oxy XIV. 1775.8 (iv/A.D.) οὐκ ὤκνη ̣σ ̣α ̣ οὔτε πάλιν ἠμέλησα. A good ex. of the thought of Ephesians 5:12 is afforded by Menander Fragm. p. 186, No. 619—

χαλεπόν γε τοιαῦτ᾽ ἐστὶν ἐξαμαρτάνειν,

ἃ καὶ λέγειν ὀκνοῦμεν οἱ πεπραχότες.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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