galilee

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noun gal·i·lee \ˈga-lə-ˌlē\

Definition of galilee

  1. :  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)


First Known Use: 15th century


Galilee

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

Definition of Galilee

  1. hill region of northern Israel north of the Plain of Esdraelon

Galilean

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

GALILEE Defined for English Language Learners


Galilee

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

Definition of Galilee for English Language Learners

  • : region of Israel

  • the Sea of Galilee : lake in Israel on the border of Syria



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