Baltic meaning

bôltĭk
Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that contains Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.
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The Baltic language branch.
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Of or relating to the Baltic Sea, the Baltic States, or a Baltic-speaking people.
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Of the Baltic States.
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Designating or of a branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian.
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The Baltic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
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(Ireland, Scotland) Very cold.
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Of or pertaining to the Baltic region or the Baltic Sea.
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Of or pertaining to any of the Baltic languages.
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Of or pertaining to the Balts (the Baltic peoples).
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The Baltic language family.
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The Baltic languages.
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The Baltic states.
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The areas on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
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The Baltic Sea.
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A village in Ohio.
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A city in South Dakota.
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Of the Baltic Sea.
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Origin of baltic

  • Related to Latin balteus (“belt”), referring to the Danish straits, "the Belts". This is suggested by Adam of Bremen, who in the 11th century first recorded the name (Balticus, eo quod in modum baltei longo tractu per Scithicas regiones tendatur usque in Greciam).

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  • From Lithuanian baltas (“white”), which is from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (“white”)

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  • From North Germanic *balta (“straight”), in reference to the narrow entrenceway of the sea

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