Babylonians



of or relating to Babylon or Babylonia.
extremely luxurious.
wicked; sinful.
an inhabitant of ancient Babylonia.
the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Babylonia.
Compare Akkadian (def 1).
Contemporary Examples

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 Abby Haglage March 13, 2013

Historical Examples

The Assyrians were already dominating the less military babylonians.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

The babylonians had been disposed to revolt even in the days of Cyrus.
Darius the Great Jacob Abbott

Divination as practised by means of augury was a rite of the first importance among the babylonians and Assyrians.
Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence

The babylonians, on the walls of their city, reproached and taunted their foes incessantly.
Darius the Great Jacob Abbott

Buffaloes were, it is probable, domesticated by the babylonians at an early date.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon George Rawlinson

He was received by the babylonians with the utmost exultation and joy.
Darius the Great Jacob Abbott

It impressed upon the babylonians the common bond uniting all mankind.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

Their ancestors, like those of the Jews and the babylonians, had been a desert folk.
Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon

But the babylonians, like the Egyptians, lavished their best art upon their temples.
A History of Art for Beginners and Students Clara Erskine Clement

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
n.

1560s; see Babylon + -ian. From 1630s as an adjective. Earlier in the adjectival sense was Babylonical (1530s).

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