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[German zem-pahkh]
  1. a village in central Switzerland: Austrians defeated by Swiss 1386.
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Examples from the Web for sempach

Historical Examples

  • The year 1386 saw the great battle of Sempach, of which Arnold Winkelried was the hero.


    Frank Fox

  • A Sempach or a Bannockburn cannot be explained by a bare technical history.

  • It is in the vicinity of the scenes of Tell's exploits, of the battle-field of Sempach, and many other interesting spots.

  • But Leopold, he who fell at Sempach, had not the same passion for dominion south of the Alps as some of his successors.

  • After Sempach the men of Glarus set about making themselves a free people.

British Dictionary definitions for sempach


  1. a village in central Switzerland, in Lucerne canton on Lake Sempach : scene of the victory (1386) of the Swiss over the Hapsburgs
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