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From Latin helveticus, from Helvetii (the Helvetii).


Helvetic (comparative more Helvetic, superlative most Helvetic)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Helvetii, the ancient inhabitants of the Alps, now Switzerland, or to the modern states and inhabitant of the Alpine regions.
    the Helvetic confederacy
    Helvetic states

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Helvetic in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)