Gal`i*le"an (?), a.

Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.


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Gal`i*le"an (?), a. [L. Galilaeus, fr. Galilaea Galilee, Gr. : cf. F. galil'een.]

Of or relating to Galilee.


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Gal`i*le"an, n.


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.


A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.



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