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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : Babylonian god of wisdom and agriculture and patron of
          scribes and schools [syn: Nabu]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    proclaimer; prophet. (1.) A Chaldean god whose worship was
    introduced into Assyria by Pul (Isa. 46:1; Jer. 48:1). To this
    idol was dedicated the great temple whose ruins are still seen
    at Birs Nimrud. A statue of Nebo found at Calah, where it was
    set up by Pul, king of Assyria, is now in the British Museum.
      (2.) A mountain in the land of Moab from which Moses looked
    for the first and the last time on the Promised Land (Deut.
    32:49; 34:1). It has been identified with Jebel Nebah, on the
    eastern shore of the Dead Sea, near its northern end, and about
    5 miles south-west of Heshbon. It was the summit of the ridge of
    Pisgah (q.v.), which was a part of the range of the "mountains
    of Abarim." It is about 2,643 feet in height, but from its
    position it commands a view of Western Palestine. Close below it
    are the plains of Moab, where Balaam, and afterwards Moses, saw
    the tents of Israel spread along.
      (3.) A town on the east of Jordan which was taken possession
    of and rebuilt by the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:3,38; 1 Chr.
    5:8). It was about 8 miles south of Heshbon.
      (4.) The "children of Nebo" (Ezra 2:29; Neh. 7:33) were of
    those who returned from Babylon. It was a town in Benjamin,
    probably the modern Beit Nubah, about 7 miles north-west of

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Nebo, that speaks or prophesies