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Helvetian

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

Definition of Helvetian in English:

adjective

Swiss.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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A native of Switzerland.
Example sentences
  • 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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