Meaning of pre-Galilean in English:

pre-Galilean

Pronunciation /ˌpriːɡalɪˈleɪən/ /ˌpriːɡalɪˈliːən/

adjective

  • Of or relating to the time before Galilei Galileo (1564–1642), Italian scientist and astronomer.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William James (1842–1910), philosopher and psychologist.