balteus

noun
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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History and Etymology for balteus

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“Balteus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balteus. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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