a porch or chapel at the western entrance of certain medieval churches
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)
A region of northern Israel. The northernmost part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel, Galilee was the center of Jesus's ministry.
A small chapel or porch at the western end of a medieval English church.
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).