Definition of Nili in US English:

Nili

noun

historical
  • A Jewish espionage group active in Turkish-ruled Palestine during the First World War (1914–18).

Origin

1930s. From modern Hebrew NYLY (read as nili), acronym from the initial letters of Nēṣaḥ Yiśrā'ēl Lō' Yĕšaqēr the strength of Israel will not lie (1 Samuel 15:29).

Pronunciation

Nili

/ˈniːli/