- Babylonian ► NOUN ▪ a person from Babylon or Babylonia, an ancient city and kingdom in Mesopotamia.► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Babylon or Babylonia.
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Babylonian — Bab y*lo ni*an, a. Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Babylonian — Bab y*lo ni*an, prop. n. 1. An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean. [1913 Webster] 2. An astrologer; so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Babylonian — 1560s (n.); 1630s (adj.); see BABYLON (Cf. Babylon) + IAN (Cf. ian). Earlier in the adjectival sense was Babylonical (1530s) … Etymology dictionary
Babylonian — [bab΄əlō′nē ən] adj. 1. of Babylon or its people, language, or culture 2. of Babylonia 3. luxurious, unrestrained, wicked, etc. n. 1. a person born or living in Babylon or Babylonia 2. the variety of Akkadian spoken by the ancient Babylonians … English World dictionary
Babylonian — I. noun Date: 1540 1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Babylonia or Babylon 2. the form of the Akkadian language used in ancient Babylonia II. adjective Date: 1567 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Babylonia or Babylon, the Babylonians,… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Babylonian — /bab euh loh nee euhn, lohn yeuhn/, adj. Also, Babylonish. 1. of or pertaining to Babylon or Babylonia. 2. extremely luxurious. 3. wicked; sinful. n. 4. an inhabitant of ancient Babylonia. 5. the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Babylonia. Cf.… … Universalium
BABYLONIAN — Linguistic term for an east Semitic dialect of Mesopotamia since the beginning of the second millennium B.C. There are certain differences between Old, Middle, and Neo Babylonian. The Babylonian cursives of cuneiform tablets can be… … Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia
Babylonian — BabÂ·yÂ·loÂ·niÂ·an || â€šbÃ¦bÉª lÉ™ÊŠnÉªÉ™n n. resident of the ancient city Babylon or of the Babylonian Empire (ancient empire in southwest Asia) adj. of or pertaining to Babylon or the Babylonian Empire (ancient empire in southwest Asia) … English contemporary dictionary
babylonian — Used insultingly by one man to another in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers. The speaker is a religious fanatic and presumably means that the man he is addressing is devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Babylon was in… … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
Babylonian — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to the real (or to the mystical) Babylon b) Of or pertaining to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldea. 2. noun a) An inhabitant of the city of Babylon … Wiktionary