noun plural Etymology: Latin, plural of Belga Date: 1627 a people occupying parts of northern Gaul and Britain in Caesar's time • Belgic adjective

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  • Belgae — /bel jee/, n. (used with a pl. v.) an ancient chiefly Celtic people that lived in northern Gaul. * * * Inhabitants of Gaul north of the Sequana (Seine) and Matrona (Marne) rivers. The term was apparently first applied by Julius Caesar, whose… …   Universalium

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  • Belgae — [ bɛldʒi:, bɛlgʌɪ] plural noun an ancient Celtic people inhabiting Gaul north of the Seine and Marne Rivers. Origin from L …   English new terms dictionary

  • belgae — bel·gae …   English syllables

  • Belgae — Bel•gae [[t]ˈbɛl dʒi[/t]] n. pl. peo a group of peoples, largely or entirely Celtic speaking, who lived in N Gaul in Julius Caesar s time Bel′gic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • belgae — ˈbelˌjē, lˌgī noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin : a people occupying northern France and Belgium in Caesar s time who were prob. of Celtic stock and may have been the ancestors of the modern Belgians …   Useful english dictionary

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