Babelic

Babel

[bey-buhl, bab-uhl]
noun
1.
an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a tower (Tower of Babel) intended to reach heaven was begun and the confusion of the language of the people took place. Gen. 11:4–9.
2.
(usually lowercase) a confused mixture of sounds or voices.
3.
(usually lowercase) a scene of noise and confusion.

Origin:
< Hebrew Bābhel Babylon

Babelic [bey-bel-ik, ba-] , adjective


3. tumult, turmoil, uproar, bedlam, clamor.
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Babel1 (ˈbeɪbəl)
 
n
1.  Old Testament
 a.  Also called: Tower of Babel a tower presumptuously intended to reach from earth to heaven, the building of which was frustrated when Jehovah confused the language of the builders (Genesis 11:1--9)
 b.  the city, probably Babylon, in which this tower was supposedly built
2.  (often not capital)
 a.  a confusion of noises or voices
 b.  a scene of noise and confusion
 
[from Hebrew Bābhél, from Akkadian Bāb-ilu, literally: gate of God]

Babel2 (Russian ˈbabɪl)
 
n
Issak Emmanuilovich (iˈsak imənuˈiləvitʃ) 1894--1941, Russian short-story writer, whose works include Stories from Odessa(1924) and Red Cavalry (1926)

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Babel
capital of Babylon, late 14c., from Heb. Babhel (Gen. ix), from Akkadian bab-ilu "Gate of God" (from bab "gate" + ilu "god"). The name is a translation of Sumerian Ka-dingir. Meaning "confused medley of sounds" (1520s) is from the biblical story of the Tower of Babel.
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