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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Babel, from Biblical Hebrew בָּבֶל(bāḇel, Babylon), from Akkadian 𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 (bāb ili, gate of God), translation of Sumerian 𒅗𒀭 (KA.DINGIR); in Genesis associated with the idea of confusion.

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Babel

  1. The city and tower in the land of Shinar where the confusion of languages took place, according to the Bible.
    • Therefore is the name of it called Babel. — Genesis 11:9.

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Babel (plural Babels)

  1. A confused mixture of sounds and voices, especially in different languages. [from 16th c.]
    • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 48:
      A babel of languages could be heard in the streets and the squares, mingling with the local Provençal.
  2. A place or scene of noise and confusion. [from 16th c.]
  3. A tall, looming structure. [from 16th c.]

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch babel, from Latin Babel, from Biblical Hebrew בָּבֶל(bāḇel, Babylon), from Akkadian 𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbaː.bəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ba‧bel

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Babel n

  1. Babel
    Synonym: Babylon

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈbel/, [baˈβel]

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Babel, from Biblical Hebrew בָּבֶל(bāḇel, Babylon), from Akkadian 𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 (bāb ili, gate of God), translation of Sumerian 𒅗𒀭 (KA.DINGIR).

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Babel ?

  1. Babel (city and tower).

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