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galilean Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
    Galilaean.
  2. noun one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo
    Galilean satellite.
  3. adjective of or relating to Galileo or his works
  4. adjective of or relating to Galilee or its inhabitants
    Galilaean.
WordNet

Gal`i*le"an adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.
Gal`i*le"an adjective
Etymology
L. Galilaeus, fr. Galilaea Galilee, Gr. : cf. F. galiléen.
Definitions
  1. Of or relating to Galilee.
Gal`i*le"an noun
Definitions
  1. A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.
  2. (Jewish Hist.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.
  3. A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans. Byron.

Webster 1913


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