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Galilean1

[gal-uh-ley-uh n, -lee-] /ˌgæl əˈleɪ ən, -ˈli-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galileo, his theories, or his discoveries.
Origin of Galilean1
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; Galile(o) + -an

Galilean2

[gal-uh-lee-uh n] /ˌgæl əˈli ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galilee.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Galilee.
3.
a Christian.
4.
the Galilean, Jesus.
Origin
1605-15; < Latin Galilae(a) Galilee + -an
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  • I think we could find all those Galilean fishers among the fishers of Penfer.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • And now it seemed as if that obscure Galilean rebel had conquered in the end.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • That unknown Galilean who died upon the cross had been stronger than her love.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • But of the fourth sect of Jewish philosophy, Judas the Galilean was the author.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • The calendars of the world have been changed by the Galilean carpenter.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • Master, this is a Galilean hermit who wishes to know the sources of your wisdom.

    The Temptation of St. Antony Gustave Flaubert
  • "The Gospel," after the manner of the synoptics, was a Galilean work.

  • The Galilean gave a sudden start and looked around him, confused.

    Christ Legends Selma Lagerlf
  • "To will is to have to will," says his Maximus in Emperor and Galilean.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker
  • I see in the Galilean commandments depths you have never dreamed of!

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
British Dictionary definitions for Galilean

Galilean1

/ˌɡælɪˈliːən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Galilee
2.
  1. the Galilean, an epithet of Jesus Christ
  2. (often pl) a Christian
adjective
3.
of Galilee

Galilean2

/ˌɡælɪˈleɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galileo
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