Bal·​tic | \ ˈbȯl-tik How to pronounce Baltic (audio) \

Definition of Baltic

1 : of or relating to the Baltic Sea or to the states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
2 : of or relating to a branch of the Indo-European language family containing Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of Baltic

circa 1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Baltic

Medieval Latin (mare) balticum Baltic Sea

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The first known use of Baltic was circa 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Baltic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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