Definition of Baltic language
1. Noun. A branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European.
Generic synonyms: Balto-slavic, Balto-slavic Language, Balto-slavonic
Specialized synonyms: Old Prussian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish
Derivative terms: Baltic
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baltic Language
Literary usage of Baltic language
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1. The Science of Etymology by Walter W. Skeat (1912)
"There are also traces of a third Baltic language, now extinct, called Old Prussian, of which we possess some remnants belonging to the fifteenth and ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1905)
"Baltic language. See PHILOLOGY, Vol. XVIII, p. 798. BALTIC PROVINCES (in Russia), a term which in a wider sense comprehends the five Russian ..."
3. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"It is no* believed the Lithuanian, a Baltic language, represents a more primitive form "i Aryan speech than Sanskrit, and hence the argument formerly ..."