Gallery

A room, building or institution where paintings and other artworks are exhibited; and often where they are also sold. Literally, "place of the goys," gallery comes from Italian galleria, which comes from Medieval Latin galleria, apparently a variant of ‘galilaea’, the porch of a church (sometimes called in English a galilee porch). Galilaea — or Galilee — in turn comes from the Hebrew galil hagoyim: "district of the goys (unbelievers)."






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