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Baltic

[bawl-tik] /ˈbɔl tɪk/
adjective
1.
of, near, or on the Baltic Sea.
2.
of or pertaining to the Baltic States.
3.
of or pertaining to a group of languages, as Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian, that constitute a branch of the Indo-European family.
noun
4.
the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Related forms
trans-Baltic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trans baltic

Baltic

/ˈbɔːltɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to the Baltic Sea or the Baltic States
2.
of, denoting, or characteristic of Baltic as a group of languages
3.
(Brit, informal) extremely cold
noun
4.
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian
5.
short for Baltic Sea
6.
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
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Word Origin and History for trans baltic

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."

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