[ bal-tee-uh s, bawl- ]
/ ˈbæl ti əs, ˈbɔl- /
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.
Origin of balteus
< Latin: belt, girdle, said by the Romans to be of Etruscan orig.
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Under the balteus which I fastened around you is a sharp dagger.A Christian But a Roman|Mr Jkai