- Baltic language
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).
From North Germanic *balta (“straight”), in reference to the narrow entrenceway of the sea
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