NcvEUrt, Nrl y 8364;rn : Assyrian Nina or Ninua), the best known and highly renowned capital of the Assyrian empire.
The name Nina, was borne also by the goddess Ishtar, whose worship was the special cult of Nineveh, and Ninua may well be a hypocoristicon of Nina,.
Further afield lay the Rebit-Ninua, in which some have recognized the Rehoboth-Ir of Gen.
I 1 (Ninua is often replaced by it or alu in the inscriptions), a less closely populated area which extended to and included the site of Khorsabad, before Sargon II.
As Esarhaddon entered Nineveh, on his triumphal return from Sidon, through Rebit-Ninua, it is probable that this name covered the western suburbs.