Definition of Tower of Babel in English:

Tower of Babel

Syllabification: Tow·er of Ba·bel
Pronunciation: /ˈbabəl, ˈbā-
 
/
(In the Bible) a tower built in an attempt to reach heaven, which God frustrated by confusing the languages of its builders so that they could not understand one another (Genesis 11:1-9).

Origin

Babel from Hebrew Bāḇel 'Babylon', from Akkadian bāb ili 'gate of god'.

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