Babylonia

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Borrowing from Latin Babylonia, from Ancient Greek Βαβυλωνία ‎(Babulōnía),[1] from Βαβυλων ‎(Babulōn, Babylon) + -ία ‎(-ía, forming place names for areas).

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Babylonia

  1. (historical) The realm of Babylon in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), the Babylonian Empire.
  2. (historical) The area of Babylon's empire, Mesopotamia itself.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "Babylonian, n. and adj." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2011.

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Babylonia f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Babilónia (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).