Definition of Belgae in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbeljē/ Pronunciation: /ˈbelˌɡī/

plural noun

An ancient Celtic people inhabiting Gaul north of the Seine and Marne rivers.
Example sentences
  • Caesar observed that the Belgae from northern Gaul (hence Belgium) had first commenced raiding and then settling in ‘the maritime part’ of Britain from before his time.
  • Belgium derives its name from a Celtic tribe, the Belgae, whom Caesar described as the most courageous tribe of Gaul.
  • At the time of the Roman occupation, the region was inhabited by the Regni in the south-east, the Belgae towards the south-west, and the Atrebates in the north.


From Latin.

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Syllabification: Bel·gae

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