Babel

noun
Ba·​bel | \ˈbā-bəl, ˈba- \

Definition of Babel 

1 : a city in Shinar where the building of a tower is held in Genesis to have been halted by the confusion of tongues

2 or babel

a : a confusion of sounds or voices

b : a scene of noise or confusion

First Known Use of Babel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Babel

Middle English, from Hebrew Bābhel, from Akkadian bāb-ilu gate of god

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