[ bal-tee-uhs, bawl- ]
/ ˈbæl ti əs, ˈbɔl- /
Save This Word!
noun, plural bal·te·i [bal-tee-ahy, bawl-]. /ˈbæl tiˌaɪ, ˈbɔl-/.
(on an Ionic capital) the horizontal band connecting the volutes on either side.
(in an ancient Roman amphitheater) a horizontal walk dividing upper and lower tiers.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of balteus
First recorded in 1720–30; from Latin: literally, “belt, girdle,” said by the Romans to be of Etruscan origin
Words nearby balteus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021