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babel Explained

babel at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bæbəl]

Babel at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

capital of Babylon, 1382, from Heb. Babhel (Gen. ix), from Akkadian bab-ilu "Gate of God" (from bab "gate" + ilu "god"). The name is a translation of Sumerian Ka-dingir. Meaning "confused medley of sounds" (1529) is from the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. ///

babel at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Babelnpr Babel;(le) turre de Babel (the) Tower of Babel

babel at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [singular, U] [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Tower of Babel, (in the Bible) tower in ancient Babylon whose builders made God angry, so he made them unable to understand each other's speech]// the confusing sound of many voices talking together// --a babel of French and Italian//

babel at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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babel at French => English Of Explained:

Babel, Babylon

Babel at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Russian short-story writer. Born Jewish in Ukraine, Babel grew up in an atmosphere of persecution that is reflected in his stories. M. Gorky encouraged him to travel abroad to expand his horizons. Out of his experience as a soldier in the war with Poland came the stories in Red Cavalry (1926). His Odessa Tales (1931) include realistic and humorous sketches of the Jewish ghetto outside Odessa. Initially well regarded in the Soviet Union, in the late 1930s Babel's writing was found incompatible with official literary doctrine. He was arrested in 1939 and died in a Siberian prison camp. He is often thought of as Russia's greatest writer of short stories after A. Chekhov.

In the Old Testament, a high tower built in Shinar (Babylonia). According to Genesis 11:1-9, the Babylonians wanted to build a tower "with its top in the heavens." Angry at their presumption, God disrupted the enterprise by confusing the languages of the workers so that they could no longer understand each other. The tower was left unfinished and the people dispersed over the face of the earth. The myth may have been inspired by a tower temple located north of the Marduk temple and known as Bab-ilu ("Gate of God").

Babel at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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Babel at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "Babel":
Aesopian language, Greek, argot, babble, bedlam, cacophony, cant,
cipher, clamor, clash, code, confusion of tongues, cryptogram,
double Dutch, garble, gibberish, gift of tongues, glossolalia,
gobbledygook, harshness, hell, jangle, jar, jargon, jumble,
mere noise, noise, pandemonium, racket, scramble, secret language,
slang, static

Babel at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

defy time, delay,

babel at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

dig,
dil

Babel at French => English Of Explained:

dienste [apʃlɛpdiːnstə]npl
wrecking servicesa

Babel at Dutch => English Of Explained:

Babel [babəl]
Babel, Babylon
Babel, Babylon

Babel at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

spees [ɑxiləspes]

babel at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

นการครอบครองที่ดินเหนือชาวบ้าน]N. kitch-work
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Babel at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Babel \Ba"bel\, n. [Heb. B[=a]bel, the name of the capital of
Babylonia; in Genesis associated with the idea of
``confusion'']
1. The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the
confusion of languages took place.

Therefore is the name of it called Babel. --Gen. xi.
9.

2. 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. --Hammond.

The grinding babel of the street. --R. L.
Stevenson.

babel at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

ДЕНИЦА за кафе coffee-mill
дрънкам като празна ВОДЕНИЦА chatter like a magpie
2. зоол. (у птица) gizzardmillerзоол. merganser (Mergus merganser)miller'smill (attr.)
ВОДЕНИЧЕН бент millpond
ВОДЕНИЧЕН улей millrace
воденична вада mill-stream
ВОДЕНИЧЕН камък millstone
воденично колело mill-wheel
ВОДЕНИЧЕН яз mill-damburr(за кафе и пр.) mill, handmillbrought, drove(за колело, част) тех. leading
ВОДЕЩ a светлина мор. a leading light
ВОДЕЩ самолет ав. pathfinderвж. водачwater
(рядка супа) very thin/watery soupwatery, washyhydroelectric, water-powe

babel at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

babel
n 1: a confusion of voices and other sounds
2: (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 [syn: {Tower
of Babel}]

Babel at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: selfref » See Category: Wiktionary - :Babel|Wiktionary Babel for information about language boxes on user pages
Inter: also » babel

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » Babel|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » he Inter: term » בבל|sc=Hebr||Babylon|lang=he, from Inter: etyl » akk Inter: term » |sc=Xsux||tr=bāb ili|gate of God|lang=akk; in Genesis associated with the idea of confusion.
Inter: rfscript » Cuneiform

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈbeɪ.b(ə)l/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"beI.b@l/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪbəl

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n


  • The city and tower in the land of Shinar where the confusion of languages took place, according to the Bible.
    1. :* Therefore is the name of it called Babel. - Gen. xi. 9.

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • A confused mixture of sounds and voices, especially in different languages. Inter: defdate » from 16th c.
  • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 48:
  • : A babel of languages could be heard in the streets and the squares, mingling with the local Provençal.
  • A place or scene of noise and confusion. Inter: defdate » from 16th c.
  • A tall, looming structure. Inter: defdate » from 16th c.

    Derived terms

    * Babel fish
  • Babelesque
  • Babelian
  • Babelish
  • tower of Babel
  • Tower of Babel

    See also

    * Category: Wiktionary - :Babel|Wiktionary Babel for user pages

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    babel at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: selfref » See Category: Wiktionary - :Babel|Wiktionary Babel for information about language boxes on user pages
    Inter: also » Babel

    English

    Noun

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