(historical) Ancient city in northern Mesopotamia. Modern Nusaybin in Turkey.
Origin of nisibis
From LatinNisibis, from Ancient Greek Νίσιβις (Nisibis).
Nisibis Sentence Examples
Its main centres were at Edessa and Nisibis, but it was the literary language of practically all the Christian writers in the region east of Antioch, as well as of the Christian subjects of the Persian empire.
The site of Nisibis, on the great road between the Tigris and the Mediterranean, and commanding alike the mountain country to the north and the then fertile plain to the south, gave it an importance which began during the Assyrian period and continued under the Seleucid empire.