Babylonish
Babylonish Bab"y*lo`nish, a. 1. Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia. ``A Babylonish garment.'' --Josh. vii. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to the Babylon of --Revelation xiv. 8. [1913 Webster]

3. Pertaining to Rome and papal power. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The . . . injurious nickname of Babylonish. --Gage. [1913 Webster]

4. Confused; Babel-like. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • babylonish — ˈbabəˌlänish, |babə|lōnish, ˈbabələnish adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Babylonia or Babylon + English ish 1. : babylonian II 1 usually used in the phrase Babylonish captivity 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Babylonish — /bab euh lon ish, loh nish, bab euh loh nish, bab euh leuh nish/, adj. Babylonian. [1525 35; BABYLON(IA) + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Babylonish — adjective a) Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia. b) Pertaining to the Babylon of Revelation xiv. 8 …   Wiktionary

  • babylonish — bab·y·lon·ish …   English syllables

  • Babylonish captivity — Babylonian captivity or Babylonish captivity noun 1. The exile of the Jews deported to Babylon in 597 and 586BC, lasting until c.538 2. The exile of the popes at Avignon, 1309–77 • • • Main Entry: ↑Babylon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Babylonish garment —    A robe of rich colours fabricated at Babylon, and hence of great value (Josh. 7:21) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • BABYLONISH CAPTIVITY —    the name given to the deportation of Jews from Judea to Babylon after the capture of Jerusalem by the king of Babylon, and which continued for 70 years, till they were allowed to return to their own land by Cyrus, who had conquered Babylon;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Abib — A bib, n. [Heb. ab[=i]b, lit. an ear of corn. The month was so called from barley being at that time in ear.] The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, corresponding nearly to our April. After the Babylonish captivity this month was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corchorus olitorius — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great Synagogue — Synagogue Syn a*gogue, n. [F., from L. synagoga, Gr. ? a bringing together, an assembly, a synagogue, fr. ? to bring together; sy n with + ? to lead. See {Syn }, and {Agent}.] 1. A congregation or assembly of Jews met for the purpose of worship,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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