Definition of Helvetian in English:

Helvetian

adjective

historical
  • Swiss.

    • ‘That was probably the most exciting thing that has ever happened regarding the Helvetian nation since William Tell.’
    • ‘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.’’

noun

historical
  • A native of Switzerland.

    • ‘Several of the Helvetians' cities on hills have been excavated.’
    • ‘Roman commander Julius Cesar defeated the Helvetians in 58 B.C. and made Helvetia a Roman territory with fortified borders.’
    • ‘The Helvetians had to migrate to the south-west of France and had to cross through Roman territories.’
    • ‘The struggle was fierce, for the Helvetians were fighting for all that they counted most dear.’
    • ‘Roman civilisation was quickly adopted by the Helvetians when Switzerland was conquered by Julius Caesar.’

Pronunciation

Helvetian

/hɛlˈviːʃ(ə)n/