- a porch or vestibule, often on the ground floor of a tower, at the entrance of some English churches.
Origin of galilee
- an ancient Roman province in what is now N Israel.
- Sea of. Also called Lake Tiberias. a lake in NE Israel through which the Jordan River flows. 14 miles (23 km) long; 682 feet (208 meters) below sea level.
- a porch or chapel at the entrance to some medieval churches and cathedrals in England
- Sea of Galilee, Lake Tiberias or Lake Kinneret a lake in NE Israel, 209 m (686 ft) below sea level, through which the River Jordan flows. Area: 165 sq km (64 sq miles)
- a northern region of Israel: scene of Christ's early ministry
Word Origin and History for galilee
"northernmost province of Palestine," late 12c., from Latin Galilaea, Greek Galilaia, from Hebrew Haggalil, literally "The District," a compressed form of Gelil haggoyim "the District of Nations" (cf. Isa. viii:23). The adjective Galilean is used both of Christ (1630s), who was born there, and of the Italian astronomer Galileo (1727).