Galilean

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Galilean

  1. Of or pertaining to Galilee, or a native or inhabitant thereof.
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Noun[edit]

Galilean (plural Galileans)

  1. A native or resident of Galilee.
  2. (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.
  3. (by extension, sometimes derogatory) A Christian.
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Proper noun[edit]

Galilean

  1. Jesus Christ.

Etymology 2[edit]

Originated 1720–30, from Galileo +‎ -an.

Adjective[edit]

Galilean (comparative more Galilean, superlative most Galilean)

  1. (philosophy) Of or pertaining to the Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.
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