Ge·​tae | \ ˈjēˌtē, ˈgeˌtī \
variants: or less commonly Getai \ ˈgeˌtī \

Definition of Getae

1 : a people of ancient times that lived in the region corresponding approximately to eastern Bulgaria, the Dobruja, Walachia, Moldavia, and Bessarabia
2 : all the northern Thracian peoples, of whom the Dacians and Getae were the two main elements

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History and Etymology for Getae

Latin & Greek; Latin Getae, from Greek Getai

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“Getae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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