Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Babylonia or Babylon or their people, culture, or language.
  • adj. Characterized by a luxurious, pleasure-seeking, and often immoral way of life.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Babylon or Babylonia.
  • n. The form of Akkadian used in Babylonia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the real (or to the mystical) Babylon
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldea.
  • n. An inhabitant of the city of Babylon.
  • n. An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
  • n. An astrologer; so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.
  • proper n. The extinct Akkadian (includes Babylonian and Assyrian diatects) language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.
  • proper n. An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
  • proper n. An astrologer; -- so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Babylon, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia, or to the kingdom itself.
  • Like the confusion of tongues at Babel (= Babylon); mixed; confused.
  • Popish. Scarlet.
  • n. An inhabitant of Babylonia; a Chaldean.
  • n. An astrologer: so used from the fact that the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.
  • n. A Papist. See I., 3.
  • Figuratively, the term of years (1309–76) during which the papal court was at Avignon.
  • n. A variety of ball game played with a large ball called a medicine-ball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ideographic and syllabic writing system in which the ancient Babylonian language was written
  • adj. of or relating to the city of Babylon or its people or culture
  • n. an inhabitant of ancient Babylon

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Examples

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  • They all went to form the culture which we term Babylonian, and which left such enduring traces on Western Asia and the world.

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  • Marduk seems to have achieved a prominent status.en. wikipedia.org www. sacred-texts.com www. meta-religion.com The term Babylonian captivity, or Babylonian exile, typically refers to the deportation and exile of the Judeans of the ancient Kingdom of Judah to Babylon by

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  • Still, just like in Babylonian times, there were people trying to compute — to predict — more about the world.

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  • Ancient Babylonian is not one of my languages, so I don't know where the stress would be in "Shammur".

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  • Basrah and the site of old Kufah near Kerbela; the well known visitation place in Babylonian Irak.

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  • "Nirgal", incidentally, is "Mars" in Babylonian; the Martian sinuous valleys are named after either terrestrial rivers or "Mars" in various languages.

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  • Shadrach -- from Rak, in Babylonian, "the King," that is, "the Sun"; the same root as in Abrech (Ge 41: 43, Margin), "Inspired or illumined by the Sun-god."

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  • This included the liberation of the Jews from what is known as the Babylonian captivity.

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  • Former BBC media personality David Icke, for example, has written twenty books in his quest to prove that the world is controlled by an elite group of reptilian aliens known as the Babylonian Brotherhood, whose ranks include George W. Bush, Queen Elizabeth II, the Jews and Kris Kristofferson.

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