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1. Of or relating to Helvetia or the Helvetii.
2. Swiss.
1. One of the Helvetii.
2. A Swiss.

[From Latin Helvētius, from Helvētiī, Helvetii.]


1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Helvetii
2. (Peoples) another word for Swiss
3. (Placename) another word for Swiss
4. (Languages) another word for Swiss
5. (Peoples) a native or citizen of Switzerland
6. (Historical Terms) a member of the Helvetii


(hɛlˈvi ʃən)

1. of or pertaining to the Helvetii.
3. one of the Helvetii.
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And without waiting for her reply he threw himself into the arms of the Helvetian, who received him with great coldness.
No; I dream of something far beyond that pale-faced, excitable little Helvetian (by-the-by she has infinitely more of the nervous, mobile Parisienne in her than of the the robust 'jungfrau').
The Middle Miocene of Helvetian and Tortonian stages can be traced in the Gobustan and Pre-Caspian Guba and in the inter-fluve of the Kura and Iori, where the Tortonian is spread to the Absheron region.
Ray Gleason; THE HELVETIAN AFFAIR; Morgan James Fiction (Fiction: Historical) 18.
In Helvetian fashion, the rifle looked more like a sporting arm than a military one.
The spot was certainly scenic, but probably would not bear full and accurate comparison with that Helvetian Republic, famous among other things for "the invention of the cuckoo-clock" (according to Orson Welles, in the film version of Grahame Greene's The Third Man).
Hofer's medical cases--including a country girl taken from home for hospitalization, a young student from Berne transplanted to Basel, and Helvetian soldiers fighting abroad--tend first to be "moved by small external objects" and are soon possessed by the single, fixed idea of home ("Ich will heim, Ich will helm" are the only words spoken by his country girl).
A Helvetian is a national of which European country?
11) Time to Turn, The General Synod of the Evangelical Church (Augsburg and Helvetian Confessions) in Austria, 1998 (hereafter, Time to Turn, 1998).
The Helvetian tribesman returns to life, not as a member of a Roman "road gang,' but as an American Indian whose multiple presences and hidden personalities have a role to play in guarding against unwarranted trespass.
Second, on page 205 Goldsworthy, quoting Caesar from his De Bellico Gallo, states that in 58 BC when Helvetian tribes were moving to Cisalpine Gaul, Caesar moved his legions from Rome to the bank of the Rhone in eight days.