Babylon
I. noun Etymology: Babylon, ancient city of Babylonia Date: 14th century a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure II. geographical name ancient city capital of Babylonia; its site about 55 miles (89 kilometers) S of Baghdad near the Euphrates

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  • BABYLON — (Heb. Bavel, בָּבֶל, Gk. Βαβυλὼν), ancient city on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in what is now Iraq. (In contemporary convention, Babylon is used for the city name and Babylonia for the country. In biblical Hebrew בבל is used for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Babylon —     Babylon     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Babylon     The curial title of a Latin archbishopric, also of a Chaldean patriarchate and of a Syrian archbishopric. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • BABYLON — Beli filius, urbis cognominis conditor, secundum Herennium Philonem. Steph. de Babylone, Κτίσμα Βαβυλῶνος, ἀνδρὸς σοφοῦ, παιδὸς Βήλου σοφωτάτου, οὐχ ὡς Η῾ρόδοτους ὑπὸ Σεμιράμιδος. Ταύτης γὰρ ἠ̈ν ἀρχαιοτέρα ἔτεσι χιλίοις δύο, ὡς Ε᾿ρέννιος, Opus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Babylon — Babylon, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 12615 Housing Units (2000): 4680 Land area (2000): 2.413619 sq. miles (6.251245 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.344705 sq. miles (0.892781 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.758324 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Babylon — (Babel, keilschriftlich Bāb ilu, »Pforte Gottes«), erwähnt bereits in der Zeit Sargons I., Hauptstadt Gesamtbabyloniens seit Hammurabi (um 2250), von Sanherib 689 von Grund aus zerstört, von Asarhaddon und später hauptsächlich von Nebukadnezar… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Babylon — [bab′ə län΄, bab′ələn] [L < Gr Babylōn < Heb bavel: see BABEL1] ancient city on the lower Euphrates River (in what is now central Iraq), the capital of Babylonia: noted for wealth, luxury, and wickedness …   English World dictionary

  • Babylon — BABỸLON, ónis, ein Frauenvolk, mit welcher Apollo den Arabus zeugete. Plin. H. N. lib. VII. c. 56 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Babylon — mid 14c., from Greek version of Akkad. Bab ilani the gate of the gods, from bab gate + ilani, pl. of ilu god (Cf. BABEL (Cf. Babel)). The O.Pers. form, Babiru , shows characteristic transformation of l to r in words assimilated from Semitic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Babylon — Not to be confused with Babylonia. For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Babylon — 32.54166666666744.423333333333 Koordinaten: 32° 32′ 30″ N, 44° 25′ 24″ O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Babylon — /bab euh leuhn, lon /, n. 1. an ancient city of SW Asia, on the Euphrates River, famed for its magnificence and culture: capital of Babylonia and later of the Chaldean empire. 2. any rich and magnificent city believed to be a place of excessive… …   Universalium

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