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Galilean

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[ gal-uh-ley-uhn, -lee- ]
/ ˌgæl əˈleɪ ən, -ˈli- /
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adjective
of or relating to Galileo, his theories, or his discoveries.
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Origin of Galilean

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First recorded in 1720–30; Galile(o) + -an

Other definitions for Galilean (2 of 2)

Galilean2
[ gal-uh-lee-uhn ]
/ ˌgæl əˈli ən /

adjective
of or relating to Galilee.
noun
a native or inhabitant of Galilee.
a Christian.
the Galilean, Jesus.

Origin of Galilean

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1605–15; <Latin Galilae(a) Galilee + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Galilean (1 of 2)

Galilean1
/ (ˌɡælɪˈliːən) /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Galilee
  1. the Galilean an epithet of Jesus Christ
  2. (often plural) a Christian
adjective
of Galilee

British Dictionary definitions for Galilean (2 of 2)

Galilean2
/ (ˌɡælɪˈleɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to Galileo
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