Galilean meaning

gălə-lēən
A native or inhabitant of Galilee.
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Of or relating to Galilee or its people.
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Of Galilee or its people or culture.
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A person born or living in Galilee.
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(archaic) A Christian.
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Of Galileo.
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Of or pertaining to Galilee, or a native or inhabitant thereof.
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(philosophy) Of or pertaining to the Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.
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A native or resident of Galilee.
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(historical) A zealous follower of Judas of Galilee, who fiercely resented the taxation of the Romans, and whose violence contributed to induce the latter to vow the extermination of the whole race.
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(by extension, sometimes derogatory) A Christian.
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Jesus Christ.
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(epithet) the Galilean
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of galilean - galileian

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
galilean
Plural:
galileans

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Galilean

Origin of galilean

  • Originated 1605–15 from Latin Galilaea, from Galilee+-an.

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  • (philosophy) Originated 1720–30, from Galileo+-an.

    From Wiktionary