Galilee definition

gălə-lē
(place) Region of N Israel.
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(place) Lake in NE Israel, on the Syrian border: c. 13 mi (21 km) long.
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A small chapel or porch at the western end of a medieval English church.
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A porch or chapel at the western entrance of certain medieval churches.
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(architecture) A narthex, particularly in the United Kingdom and the Church of England; a vestibule, a fully-enclosed yet porch-like structure, leading to the main body of an English ecclesiastical building.
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In certain Syriac Christian churches, the baptistry.
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A mountainous geographic region in northern Israel.
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The Sea of Galilee.
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A region of northern Israel. The northernmost part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel, Galilee was the center of Jesus's ministry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
galilee
Plural:
galilees

Origin of galilee

  • Middle English galile from Old North French galilee from Medieval Latin galilaea from Latin Galilaea Galilee

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Γαλιλαία (Galilaia), from Hebrew גליל (galíl).

    From Wiktionary