Galilean

1
[ gal-uh-ley-uh n, -lee- ]
/ ˌgæl əˈleɪ ən, -ˈli- /

adjective

of or relating to Galileo, his theories, or his discoveries.

Origin of Galilean

1
First recorded in 1720–30; Galile(o) + -an

Definition for galilean (2 of 2)

Galilean

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[ gal-uh-lee-uh n ]
/ 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)

Galilean

1
/ (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)

Galilean

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/ (ˌɡælɪˈleɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Galileo
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