||Andy ;—) (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||February 22, 2008 at 7:35:26 AM
||meaning by nineveh
This is what I posted a long time ago:
I looked up Niniveh in several dictionaries and this is what I found:
The Assyrian form of the name is „ninua“, meaning
b) residence of the son
c) residence of Nino
Now Nino was one of the mythical founders of the Assyrian-Babylonian empire, husband of Semiramis. According to some sources, Semiramis ordered to build the hanging gardens of Babylon. This is probably not true – if those gardens, one of the seven wonders of the world, existed at all. But the lady seems to have existed.
The name Nino is said to be a derivation of the Sumeric name NINA, which was a name of the goddess Ishtar. She went by the sign of the fish (but there seems to be no connection to the Hebrew word „nun“ meaning „fish“ > our letter N). The meaning of her name is said to be „goddess, mistress“, but I can’t back up any of this.
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