galilee

[ gal-uh-lee ]
/ ˈgæl əˌli /

noun

a porch or vestibule, often on the ground floor of a tower, at the entrance of some English churches.

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Origin of galilee

1585–95; <Medieval Latin galilaea porch of a church, literally, Galilee; perhaps alluding to Galilee as a country of Gentiles (as opposed to Judaea), the porch being an area especially associated with the laity

Definition for galilee (2 of 2)

Galilee
[ gal-uh-lee ]
/ ˈgæl əˌli /

noun

an ancient Roman province in what is now northern Israel.
Sea of Galilee. a lake in northeastern Israel through which the Jordan River flows. 14 miles (23 kilometers) long; 682 feet (208 meters) below sea level.Also called Lake Tiberias, Kin·ne·ret [kin-uh-ret] /ˈkɪn ə rɛt/ .

Origin of Galilee

From Old French Galilee, from Latin Galilaea, from Greek Galilaía , from Hebrew galil, haggalil “district, the district”
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British Dictionary definitions for galilee (1 of 2)

galilee
/ (ˈɡælɪˌliː) /

noun

a porch or chapel at the entrance to some medieval churches and cathedrals in England

British Dictionary definitions for galilee (2 of 2)

Galilee
/ (ˈɡælɪˌliː) /

noun

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
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