An olive grove in Galilee.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English galilie from Midieval Latin galilaea from Classical Latin Galilaea, Galilee: uncertain or unknown; perhaps because, being at the less sacred western end, it was compared with the scriptural “Galilee of the Gentiles”
- region of N Israel
- lake in NE Israel, on the Syrian border: c. 13 mi (21 km) long
Origin: L Galilaea from Glassical Greek Galilaia from Classical Hebrew (language) hagalil from gelil (hagoyim), literally , district (of the Gentiles)
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Origin: Middle English galile, from Old North French galilee, from Medieval Latin galilaea, from Latin Galilaea, Galilee.
, Sea of or Lake Ti·be·ri·as