meaning of Babel

Babel meaning in General Dictionary

the town and tower within the land of Shinar in which the confusion of languages happened

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  • (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (most likely in Babylon) just who meant it to attain around heaven; Jesus foiled them by complicated their language so that they could no further realize one another
  • a confusion of sounds along with other sounds
  • The city and tower inside land of Shinar, where in actuality the confusion of languages were held.
  • thus: somewhere or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of noises, since voices or languages.

Babel meaning in Names Dictionary

Confusion, mixture. Non-gerderized Biblical name.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Female


Babel meaning in Etymology Dictionary

money of Babylon, belated 14c., from Hebrew Babhel (Gen. xi), from Akkadian bab-ilu "Gate of God" (from bab "gate" + ilu "god"). The name is a translation of Sumerian Ka-dingir. Indicating "perplexed medley of noises" (1520s) is from biblical tale of the Tower of Babel.


Babel - German to English

Babel [Alejandro González Iñárritu]

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  • babel [fig.] [confusion, esp. of languages]

Babel meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The town and tower into the land of Shinar, where in fact the confusion of languages were held.

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  • (n.) For this reason: somewhere or scene of sound and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, by sounds or languages.

Sentence Examples with the word Babel

About the same time Dobais was killed, a prince of the family of the Banu Mazyad, who had founded the Arabian state of Hillah in the vicinity of the ruins of Babel in 1102.

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