Definitions for galatiagəˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galatia(noun)

    an ancient country in central Asia Minor


  1. Galatia(ProperNoun)

    A region of ancient Asia Minor, in what is now central Turkey; a province of ancient Rome.

  2. Origin: From Γαλατία.


  1. Galatia

    Ancient Galatia was an area in the highlands of central Anatolia in modern Turkey. Galatia was named for the immigrant Gauls from Thrace, who settled here and became its ruling caste in the 3rd century BC, following the Gallic invasion of the Balkans in 279 BC. It has been called the "Gallia" of the East, Roman writers calling its inhabitants Galli. The Galatians themselves were not literate, and their name for themselves remains unknown.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galatia

    a high-lying Roman province in Asia Minor that had been invaded and taken possession of by a horde of Gauls in the 3rd century B.C., whence the name.


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