plural noun

Bel·​gae ˈbel-ˌgī How to pronounce Belgae (audio)
: a people occupying parts of northern Gaul and Britain in Caesar's time
Belgic adjective

Word History


Latin, plural of Belga

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Belgae was in 1573

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“Belgae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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