Балтийское море

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Балти́йское (Baltíjskoje, Baltic) +‎ мо́ре (móre, sea), from Medieval Latin Mare Balticum; Latin being the standard language of medieval European cartography, understood by explorers and navigators across different vernacular tongues. Tradition holds that the name was coined by Adam of Bremen in 1075, deriving from Latin balteus (belt) due to the shape of the sea extending around the continent like a belt.


  • IPA(key): [bɐɫˈtʲijskəjə ˈmorʲe]
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Proper noun[edit]

Балти́йское мо́ре (Baltíjskoje móren inan (genitive Балти́йского мо́ря)

  1. Baltic Sea (a sea in Northern Europe)
    Synonym: Варя́жское море (Varjážskoje more)


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