galaxy

[14] The Greeks had a word for the ‘Milky Way’ – and indeed it was very much the same as ours. They called it galaxías, which was originally an adjective, ‘milky’, derived from the noun gála ‘milk’. English acquired it via late gale 236 Latin galaxiās and Old French galuxie. (The term Milky Way, incidentally, which originated as a translation of Latin via lactea, is of roughly equal antiquity in English with galaxy. Their common inspiration is the white appearance of the myriad stars packed densely together.)
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   The word for a star system (and a name for one of them, better known as the Milky Way) derives ultimately, through Latin, from Greek gala, 'milk.'

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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