[bab-uh-loh-nee-uh n, -lohn-yuh n]
Origin of Babylonian
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The exact origin of its discovery is unknown, but may have arisen from a hunt led by the Babylonians.17 Facts to Crack the Mystery of Pi
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Their ancestors, like those of the Jews and the Babylonians, had been a desert folk.Ancient Man
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Cutha was a favourite place of sepulture with the Babylonians.History of Religion
War and pestilence are intimately associated in the mind of the Babylonians.
For fuller proof, see the chapter on "The Cosmology of the Babylonians."
It will be recalled that the earth is pictured by the Babylonians as a mountain.
- an inhabitant of ancient Babylon or Babylonia
- the extinct language of Babylonia, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a dialect of Akkadian
- of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Babylon or Babylonia, its people, or their language
- decadent or depraved
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Word Origin and History for babylonians
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