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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.]
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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
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(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').
Their topics include commonwealths for preservation and increase: ancient Rome in Venice and the Dutch Republic, from failed republic to polite polis: ancient Athens in England of the 17th and 18th centuries, the Hebrew Republic in 16th-century political debate: the struggle for jurisdiction, the Helvetians as ancestors and Brutus as a model: the classical past in the early modern Swiss Confederation, and America's antiquities: the ancient past in the creation of the American republic.
Hofer writes that 'Heimweh' is a word which 'the gifted Helvetians have introduced not long since into their vernacular language, chosen from the grief for the lost charm of the Native Land'.
I like learning useless things Like Latin I really enjoyed Latin Caesar and the Gallic Wars Enjoyed his fighting The Helvetians and Germans And Gauls I enjoyed Vietnamese too The language Its five intonations Its no conjugations A good language to learn Vietnam is divided in Three parts too It makes me wonder Who will write their book (56) The speaker--perhaps even Casey himself, as Stanley Kunitz has suggested (Casey xiii)--seems genuine in his attempt to connect the fractured nation of Viet Nam (divided by the French into the three regions of Tonkin, Annam, and Cochin China) with his own larger sense of western history, via his imagination of the Roman empire.