Pronounced Pron. gal-ə-TAY-ə, gal-ə-TEE-ə
Other Forms FormsGalathée, Galateia, Galathea, Galatia
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Contributor Contrib.kelley on 4/3/2006
From the Greek Γαλατεια (Galateia), possibly meaning either "goddess of calm seas", from γαλήνη (galene) "calm, gentle (sea)", or "milk-white", from γάλα (gala) "milk". In Greek mythology she was the statue carved by Pygmalion and made into a woman by Aphrodite.