- the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Examples from the Web for baltic
That the Baltic free air and Riga's welcoming vibe could make her colleagues "too relaxed."Russia’s Freest Website Now Lives in Latvia
November 29, 2014
The Russian Air Force also flew additional sorties over the Baltic Sea with tactical strike fighters on Oct. 29.Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses?
October 30, 2014
The bunker, so crucial during the final years of the Cold War in the Baltic, was only declassified in 2003.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite
September 25, 2014
In the Baltic states, German records indicate that the Einsatzgruppen units killed 218,000 Jews by February 1, 1942.The Gestapo Still Sets the Bar for Evil
James A. Warren
July 13, 2014
Although it took 21 years after Peter ran away at the battle of Narva, Russia finally got a Baltic coastline.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself
P. J. O’Rourke
May 11, 2014
It is true that then Russia would probably have had no Baltic fleet.
The 'Nixa' along the Baltic coast was once, however, much feared by the fishermen.Storyology
"By his accent, he's a Baltic Russian," said Thorn very grimly in the darkness.Invasion
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The banner of the Prophet should wave from the Pyrenees to the Baltic!A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
But at that time the police were too uniformly successful from the Mediterranean to the Baltic.A Set of Six
- denoting or relating to the Baltic Sea or the Baltic States
- of, denoting, or characteristic of Baltic as a group of languages
- British informal extremely cold
- a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian
- short for Baltic Sea
- Also called: Baltic Exchange an international market for shipbrokers in the City of London: formerly housed in the Baltic Exchange building which was demolished after terrorist bomb damage in 1992
Word Origin and History for baltic
1580s, from Medieval Latin Balticus, perhaps from Lithuanian baltas "white" or Scandinavian balta "straight" (in reference to its narrow entranceway). In German, it is Ostsee, literally "east sea."