Galilean

adjective (1)
Gal·​i·​le·​an | \ ˌga-lə-ˈlē-ən How to pronounce Galilean (audio) , -ˈlā- How to pronounce Galilean (audio) \

Definition of Galilean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or discovered by Galileo Galilei Galilean satellites

Galilean

adjective (2)
Gal·​i·​le·​an | \ ˌga-lə-ˈlē-ən How to pronounce Galilean (audio) \

Definition of Galilean (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of Galilee

Other Words from Galilean

Adjective (2)

Galilean noun, plural Galileans

First Known Use of Galilean

Adjective (1)

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Galilean

Adjective (1)

galileo + -an entry 2

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“Galilean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galilean. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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