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balteus

[bal-tee-uh s, bawl-]
noun, plural bal·te·i [bal-tee-ahy, bawl-] /ˈbæl tiˌaɪ, ˈbɔl-/.
  1. (on an Ionic capital) the horizontal band connecting the volutes on either side.
  2. (in an ancient Roman amphitheater) a horizontal walk dividing upper and lower tiers.
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Origin of balteus

< Latin: belt, girdle, said by the Romans to be of Etruscan orig.
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Historical Examples of balteus

  • Under the balteus which I fastened around you is a sharp dagger.

    A Christian But a Roman

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