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galilee1

Syllabification: gal·i·lee
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaləˌlē
 
/

noun

A chapel or porch at the entrance to some English churches.
Example sentences
  • An exceptionally long nave was constructed, which ended with a massive west-work completed in the early C13; the west porch or galilee was remodelled soon afterwards.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin galilea 'Galilee'. Compare with gallery.

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Galilee2

Syllabification: Gal·i·lee
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaləˌlē
 
/
A northern region of ancient Palestine, west of the Jordan River, associated with the ministry of Jesus. It is now part of Israel.

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