n. (The) Galilee (region in the north of Israel), known for its hilly, rural greenery. (Glinert)
"I live in Haifa, but I like to get away to the Galil when I can."
"Everyone likes to travel in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but you haven't seen Israel until you've traveled through the Galil."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
TH גליל galil 'hilly' or 'wavy' > MH גליל 'Galilee'
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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