Origin of galileeMiddle English galilie ; from Medieval 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 of GalileeClassical Latin Galilaea ; from Classical Greek Galilaia ; from Classical Hebrew (language) hagalil ; from gelil (hagoyim), literally , district (of the Gentiles)
Origin of galileeMiddle English galile, from Old North French galilee, from Medieval Latin galilaea, from Latin Galilaea, Galilee.
From Ancient Greek Γαλιλαία (Galilaia), from Hebrew גליל (galíl).