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Helvetian

[ hel-vee-shuhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to Helvetia or the Helvetii.


noun

  1. one of the Helvetii.
  2. a Swiss.

Helvetian

/ hɛlˈviːʃən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Helvetii
  2. See Swiss
    another word for Swiss


noun

  1. a native or citizen of Switzerland
  2. a member of the Helvetii

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Helvetian1

First recorded in 1550–60; Helveti(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

This permission indicates the tender mercies of the common law, and reminds us of the Helvetian peasant-woman.

It is not in this mysterious and cloistered place that one feels oneself drinking in the classic atmosphere of Helvetian liberty.

The Helvetian priest, trusting to this declaration, repaired to the Roman embassy.

A formidable power had suddenly encompassed with barrenness, famine, and death, the noble founders of Helvetian liberty.

The famous Helvetian migration is one of the earliest and greatest facts in the Swiss history.

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