From Old High German Suittes (attested 972), perhaps from the verb suedan "to burn", referring to a spot cleared by slash-and-burn. In the High Middle Ages recorded as Swiz or Switz, by the late 15th to early 16th century as Schwitz or Schwytz. The territory of Schwyz (the later canton) is recorded in Middle Latin as vallis de Switz "valley of Schwyz" from ca. 1300 (Federal Charter).
Schwyz ? (genitive Schwyzs)
- A town in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Schwyz.
- A canton of Switzerland.
- (dialectal) the Alemannic (Swiss German) name of Switzerland
- (canton): Kanton Schwyz
- (Switzerland): Schwiiz