- one of the Helvetii.
- a Swiss.
Origin of Helvetian
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Examples from the Web for helvetian
Probably, Slavonic on its eastern, Helvetian or Keltic on the western side.The Ethnology of Europe
Robert Gordon Latham
The messenger has at length returned from the Helvetian Churches.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)
Helvetian lands had entirely lost their political independence.The Story of Switzerland
This permission indicates the tender mercies of the common law, and reminds us of the Helvetian peasant-woman.The College, the Market, and the Court
Caroline H. Dall
Large poles twisted with fir branches, stuck thickly around the lake, gave to the waters the becoming Helvetian gloom.My Novel, Complete
- of or relating to the Helvetii
- another word for Swiss
- a native or citizen of Switzerland
- a member of the Helvetii
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Word Origin and History for helvetian
"Swiss," 1550s, from Helvetia terra, Medieval Latin name of Switzerland, from Latin Helvetius "pertaining to the Helvetii," a Celtic people of ancient Gallia Lugdunensis.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper