Rhetian

[ ree-shuh n, -shee-uh n ]
/ ˈri ʃən, -ʃi ən /

noun, adjective

Definition for rhetian (2 of 2)

Rhaetian

or Rhe·tian

[ ree-shuh n, -shee-uh n ]
/ ˈri ʃən, -ʃi ən /

adjective

of or relating to Rhaetia.

noun

Origin of Rhaetian

First recorded in 1610–20; Rhaeti(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for rhetian

  • Three languages are spoken in Switzerland, without including the Rhetian, or any of the numerous patois.

    A Residence in France|J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Napoleon, on the contrary, in speaking of the Rhetian Alps, said that "an army could pass wherever a man could put his foot."

    The Art of War|Baron Henri de Jomini

British Dictionary definitions for rhetian

Rhaetian

/ (ˈriːʃən) /

noun

Also called: Rhaeto-Romanic (ˈriːtəʊrəʊˈmænɪk) a group of Romance languages or dialects spoken in certain valleys of the Alps, including Romansch, Ladin, and Friulian

adjective

denoting or relating to this group of languages
of or relating to Rhaetia
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