bal·te·us | \ ˈbaltēəs, ˈbȯl‧ \
plural baltei\ -ēˌī \
Definition of balteus
1a : an ancient Roman belt or baldric
b : one of the passages between the tiers of seats in an auditorium of ancient Rome
2 or less commonly baltheus \ -lthēəs \ : a belt worn by an ecclesiastic specifically : subcinctorium
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