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Babylonian

[ bab-uh-loh-nee-uhn, -lohn-yuhn ]
/ ˌbæb əˈloʊ ni ən, -ˈloʊn yən /
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adjective Also Babylonish.
of or relating to Babylon or Babylonia.
extremely luxurious.
wicked; sinful.
noun
an inhabitant of ancient Babylonia.
the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Babylonia. Compare Akkadian (def. 1).
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Origin of Babylonian

First recorded in 1555–65; Babyloni(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Babylonian

post-Bab·y·lo·ni·an, adjectivepre-Bab·y·lo·ni·an, adjectivepseu·do-Bab·y·lo·ni·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Babylonian

Babylonian
/ (ˌbæbɪˈləʊnɪən) /

noun
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
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Babylon or Babylonia, its people, or their language
decadent or depraved
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