from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient empire of Mesopotamia in the Euphrates River valley. It flourished under Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar II but declined after 562 B.C. and fell to the Persians in 539.
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- proper n. An ancient region and empire of southern Mesopotamia, combining the territories of Sumer and Akkad.
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- n. an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
Babylon + -ia (Wiktionary)