[guh-ley-shuh nz]

noun (used with a singular verb)

a book in the New Testament, written to the Christians in Galatia. Abbreviation: Gal.

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(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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