Definition of Ninevite in US English:

Ninevite

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Nineveh, capital of Assyria from the reign of Sennacherib (704–681 b.c.) until its sack in 612 b.c.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Ninevites or their culture.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Wulfstan. From post-classical Latin Ninivita, noun and adjective (Vulgate; Hellenistic Greek Νινευῖται, plural (New Testament)) from Ninive Nineveh (Vulgate; Hellenistic Greek Νινευή (Septuagint), Hebrew Nīnĕwēh) + -ita. With use as adjective compare French ninivite.

Pronunciation

Ninevite

/ˈnɪnɪvʌɪt/