Ancient Greek Place Names
Βαβυλων (Settlement) English, German, Dutch, Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Akkadian Babili
, which is of uncertain meaning. It is often explained as meaning "gateway of God", from Akkadian babu
"gate" and ilu
"God", though it may in fact derive from a non-Semitic language. This was the name of a major city in ancient Mesopotamia, the capital of the Babylonian Empire. It was located in present-day Iraq.
Ευριπος (Body of Water) Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek ευ (eu)
"good" and ‘ριπη (rhipe)
"throw, swing". This was the name of the strait between Euboea and Boeotia.
Ολυμπος (Mountain) Ancient Greek, Greek
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the highest mountain in Greece. According to legend is the home of the Greek gods.