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

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Origin and Etymology of babel

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



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