I·saak Em·ma·nu·i·lo·vich [ahy-zuhk; Russian ee-sahkyi-muh-noo-yee-luh-vyich], /ˈaɪ zək; Russian iˈsɑk yɪ mə nuˈyi lə vyɪtʃ/, 1894–1941, Russian author.
Other definitions for Babel (2 of 2)
an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a tower (Tower of Babel ) intended to reach heaven was begun and the confusion of the language of the people took place. Genesis 11:4–9.
(usually lowercase) a confused mixture of sounds or voices.
(usually lowercase) a scene of noise and confusion.
- Ba·bel·ic [bey-bel-ik, ba-], /beɪˈbɛl ɪk, bæ-/, adjective
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How to use Babel in a sentence
Against a backdrop of magic and lore, Robin slowly begins to realize that serving Babel also may mean forsaking his motherland.Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in August | Laura Zornosa | July 29, 2022 | Time
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Gowan, Donald E. From Eden to Babel: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 1-11.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God | Tim Townsend | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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After two mostly ignored novels, Shababo spent the rest of her life working in what Isaac Babel called the "genre of silence."
If there is one thing that convinces me that the story of the Tower of Babel is true, it is the names of the towns in Injy.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
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Again Babel burst forth, and riot reigned supreme for five minutes more.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
Nembrot, Nimrod; so that his toures hye refers to the tower of Babel.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
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British Dictionary definitions for Babel (1 of 2)
Also called: Tower of Babel a tower presumptuously intended to reach from earth to heaven, the building of which was frustrated when Jehovah confused the language of the builders (Genesis 11:1–9)
the city, probably Babylon, in which this tower was supposedly built
(often not capital)
a confusion of noises or voices
a scene of noise and confusion
British Dictionary definitions for Babel (2 of 2)
Issak Emmanuilovich (iˈsak imənuˈiləvitʃ) 1894–1941, Russian short-story writer, whose works include Stories from Odessa (1924) and Red Cavalry (1926)
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