Definition of Babylonian in English:
1An inhabitant of Babylon or Babylonia.
- Dwarfed by the great empires of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Egyptians, were the Hebrews.
- The later Babylonians, Arameans and Assyrians all assimilated the culture initially prepared by the Sumerians.
- Civilizations like the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians thrived within the nation's borders.
2 [mass noun] The dialect of Akkadian spoken in ancient Babylon.
- My mother tells me she met a Norwegian archeologist born in Wakefield who speaks ancient Babylonian and has been thrown off digs in Iran and the Gaza Strip.
- In 1844, Rawlinson scaled the almost sheer cliffs of Bisitun, in Persia, copying relief sculptures and their accompanying cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.
- THe point of Babylonian is that few written records of it exist, and it has complete died out as a language, which is strange considering that it was the biggest empire around at the time.
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Relating to Babylon or Babylonia.
- The palace was never rebuilt after its destruction at the hands of the Babylonian ruler Hammurabi in c. 1759 bc.
- Go south to Sumerian and Babylonian sites, Sippar, Babylon, Kish, Borsippar, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Eridu.
- The early civilizations of Mesopotamia included the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires.
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