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"northernmost province of Palestine," late 12c., from Latin Galilaea, Greek Galilaia, from Hebrew Haggalil, literally "The District," a compressed form of Gelil haggoyim "the District of Nations" (see Isa. viii:23). The adjective Galilean is used both of Christ (1630s), who was born there, and of the Italian astronomer Galileo (1727).