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Babylon

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Etymology

Latin Babylōn, from Greek Βαβυλών, from Hebrew בבל (English Babel), from Akkadian bāb ili ‘gate of God’; the name of the ancient Chaldean capital and Biblical city of the Apocalypse.

Proper noun

Babylon

  1. Capital of Babylonia in the 2nd and 1st century BC.
  2. Any city of great wealth,luxury and vice.
  3. (Rastafarianism) Term for the so-called white man's civilization.

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Proper noun

Babylōn, -ōnis f

  1. Babylon

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