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[German zahr-nuh n]
  1. a town in and the capital of Obwalden, in central Switzerland, E of Bern.
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[German awp-vahl-duh n]
  1. one of the two divisions of the canton of Unterwalden, in central Switzerland. 189 sq. mi. (490 sq. km). Capital: Sarnen.
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Historical Examples of sarnen

  • The road carried us through Sarnen, where my companions, who had never before visited the Unterwaldens, stopped to see the lions.

    A Residence in France

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • And at Sarnen the revision of the constitution was agreed to at the open and general meeting.

  • Much pleased with the present, he asked the men to take the animals into the castle court, and went on his way towards Sarnen.

  • The previous journey too from Sarnen was enchanting, and never did I see larger or finer trees, or a more fruitful country.

British Dictionary definitions for sarnen


  1. a town in central Switzerland, capital of Obwalden demicanton: resort. Pop: 9145 (2000)
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