a solar deity; firstborn of Bel and consort was Gula; god of war and the chase and agriculture; sometimes identified with biblical Nimrod
Syn: ↑Ninurta
Regions: ↑Sumer, ↑Babylon
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Semitic deity

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/nee"nib/, n. Obs.

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