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BABYLON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Babylon mean? 

BABYLON (noun)
  The noun BABYLON has 1 sense:

1. the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia

  Familiarity information: BABYLON used as a noun is very rare.


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BABYLON (noun)


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Meaning:

The chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Meronyms (parts of "Babylon"):

Hanging Gardens of Babylon (a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC)

Babel; Tower of Babel ((Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another)

Domain region:

Mesopotamia (the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq)

Domain member region:

Gula (the Babylonian goddess of healing and consort of Ninurta)

Kishar (Babylonian consort of Anshar; in Sumerian the name signifies 'the totality of the lower world')

Baal Merodach; Bel-Merodach; Marduk; Merodach (the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu)

Nabu; Nebo (Babylonian god of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools)

Nina (the Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and daughter of Ea)

Ningirsu (Babylonian god in older pantheon: god of war and agriculture)

Ningishzida (an underworld Babylonian deity; patron of medicine)

Ninib; Ninurta (a solar deity; firstborn of Bel and consort was Gula; god of war and the chase and agriculture; sometimes identified with biblical Nimrod)

Sarpanitu; Zarpanit; Zirbanit (consort of Marduk)

Shamash (the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings of justice and compassion)

Girru (the Babylonian god of fire; often invoked in incantations against sorcery)

Damgalnunna; Damkina ((Babylonian) earth goddess; consort of Ea and mother of Marduk)

Babylonian (the ideographic and syllabic writing system in which the ancient Babylonian language was written)

Babylonia; Chaldaea; Chaldea (an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king))

Adad (Babylonian god of storms and wind)

Adapa (a Babylonian demigod or first man (sometimes identified with Adam))

Anshar (the Babylonian father of the gods; identified with Assyrian Ashur; in Sumerian the name signifies 'the totality of the upper world')

Antum (Babylonian consort of Anu)

Anu (Babylonian god of the sky; one of the supreme triad including Bel and Ea)

Anunnaki; Enuki (any of a group of powerful Babylonian earth spirits or genii; servitors of the gods)

Ishtar; Mylitta (Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte)

Bel (Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil)

Tashmit; Tashmitum (consort of Nabu)

Holonyms ("Babylon" is a part of...):

Mesopotamia (the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq)


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