galilee

noun gal·i·lee \ ˈga-lə-ˌlē \

Definition of galilee

: a chapel or porch at the entrance of an English church

Origin and Etymology of galilee

borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin galilea, probably after Galilea, Galilaea galilee, from a monastic and clerical comparison of the church porch, where the laity gathered, to biblical Galilee, regarded, in opposition to Judaea, as a country of Gentiles (as in Matthew 4:15)


Galilee

geographical name Gal·i·lee \ ˈga-lə-ˌlē \

Definition of Galilee

hill region of northern Israel north of the Plain of Esdraelon

Galilean

play \ˌga-lə-ˈlē-ən\ adjective or noun


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