Definition of Helvetian in English:


Line breaks: Hel|ve¦tian
Pronunciation: /hɛlˈviːʃ(ə)n
chiefly • historical


  • Swiss.
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    • Luther had hoped that these two ‘weeds’ would be gradually rooted out by his successors, as indeed they were by ‘the French and Helvetian churches.’
    • That was probably the most exciting thing that has ever happened regarding the Helvetian nation since William Tell.


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  • A native of Switzerland.
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    • Several of the Helvetians' cities on hills have been excavated.
    • Roman civilisation was quickly adopted by the Helvetians when Switzerland was conquered by Julius Caesar.
    • The struggle was fierce, for the Helvetians were fighting for all that they counted most dear.

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