isaak emmanuilovich babel

Babel

[bab-uhl; Russian bah-byil] ,
noun
Isaak Emmanuilovich [ahy-zuhk; Russian ee-sahk yi-muh-noo-yee-luh-vyich] , 1894–1941, Russian author.
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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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