adjective Date: circa 1751 of, relating to, or discovered by Galileo Galilei <
Galilean satellites

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  • Galilean — Gal i*le an, a. Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See {Telescope}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galilean — Galilean1 [gal΄ə lē′ən] adj. of Galilee or its people or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Galilee 2. Archaic a Christian the Galilean Jesus Galilean2 [gal΄ə lē′ən] adj. of Galileo …   English World dictionary

  • Galilean — Gal i*le an, a. [L. Galilaeus, fr. Galilaea Galilee, Gr. ?: cf. F. galil[ e]en.] Of or relating to Galilee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galilean — Gal i*le an, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans. [1913 Webster] 2. (Jewish Hist.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; called also {Gaulonite} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • galilean — galileán s. m. (sil. le an), pl. galileéni (sil. le eni) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • Galilean — Galileans (or Galilæans) were members of a fanatical sect (Zealots), followers 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Galilean — I noun 1. an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ) • Syn: ↑Galilaean • Derivationally related forms: ↑Galilaean (for: ↑Galilaean) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galilean — /gal euh lee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Galilee. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Galilee. 3. a Christian. 4. the Galilean, Jesus. [1605 15; < L Galilae(a) GALILEE + AN] /gal euh lay euhn, lee /, adj. of or pertaining to Galileo, his… …   Universalium

  • Galilean —    An inhabitant or native of Galilee. This word was used as a name of contempt as applied to our Lord s disciples (Luke 22:59; Acts 2:7). All the apostles, with the exception of Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:11), were Galileans. Peter was detected by… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Galilean — I Gal•i•le•an [[t]ˌgæl əˈli ən[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to Galilee 2) a native or inhabitant of Galilee 3) rel a Christian 4) rel the Galilean, Jesus • Etymology: 1605–15; < L Galilae(a) Galilee+ an I II Gal•i•le•an [[t]ˌgæl əˈleɪ ən, ˈli …   From formal English to slang

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