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Babylon vs. Babel

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Babylonnoun

A female breast.

Babelnoun

alternative form of Babel

Babylonnoun

the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capitol of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia

Babelnoun

The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.

‘Therefore is the name of it called Babel.’;

Babylon

Babylon was the capital city of the ancient Babylonian Empire, which itself is a term referring to either of two separate empires in the Mesopotamian area in antiquity. These two empires achieved regional dominance between the 19th and 15th centuries BC, and again between the 7th and 6th centuries BC. The city, built along both banks of the Euphrates river, had steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods.

Babelnoun

Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.

‘That babel of strange heathen languages.’; ‘The grinding babel of the street’;

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Babelnoun

a confusion of voices and other sounds

Babelnoun

(Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another

Babelnoun

a confused noise made by a number of voices

‘the babel of voices on the road’;

Babelnoun

a confused situation

‘the potential for confusion in this babel of textual formats is enormous’;

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