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Helvetia

[hel-vee-shuh] /hɛlˈvi ʃə/
noun
1.
an Alpine region in Roman times, corresponding to the W and N parts of Switzerland.
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Helvetia

/hɛlˈviːʃə/
noun
1.
the Latin name for Switzerland
2.
a Roman province in central Europe (1st century bc to the 5th century ad), corresponding to part of S Germany and parts of W and N Switzerland
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