Definition of Helvetii in English:

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Pronunciation: /helˈvēSHēˌī/

plural noun

An ancient Celtic people living in what is now western Switzerland.
Example sentences
  • In the end, the Helvetii were totally routed, and compelled to submit to the domination of Rome.
  • Caesar ordered the Helvetii and their allies to return to their territories.
  • One such marriage between a Roman and a young woman of the Helvetii was the beginning of the Jaquiery family.
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