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[guh-ley-shuh nz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. a book in the New Testament, written to the Christians in Galatia. Abbreviation: Gal.
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Origin of Galatians

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Historical Examples of galatians

  • This is Luther's great doctrine in his 'Commentary' on the Galatians.

    Loss and Gain

    John Henry Newman

  • He knew, and the Galatians knew, well enough who it was that had bewitched them.

  • This lesson is amply expounded in my commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians.

  • Paul, the great preacher of the faith, wrote them to the Galatians.

  • Among these, beside the Galatians, were the Ephesians and the Colossians.

British Dictionary definitions for galatians


  1. (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians)
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Word Origin and History for galatians


from Galatia, region in Asia Minor, from Greek Galatia, based on Gaul, in reference to the Gaulish people who conquered the region and settled there 3c. B.C.E.

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