Other Word Forms of Galley
Origin of Galley
From Middle English galeie, from Old French galée, from Latin galea, from Medieval Ancient Greek γαλέα (galea) of unknown origin, probably from Ancient Greek γαλέη (galeē), a kind of a small fish, from γαλεός (galeos, “dog-fish or small shark”)
Middle English galei from Old French galie from Old Provençal or Catalan galea from Medieval Greek probably variant of Greek galeos shark perhaps from galeē weasel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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