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TypeSettlement & Political Subdivision

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Old High German suedan "to burn" or possibly of Celtic origin. This is the name of a town (and a canton named for it) in central Switzerland.
VariantsSchweiz German Switzerland English Suiza Spanish
Other Languages & CulturesSchwytz, Suisse French Svitto, Svizzera Italian Switz Medieval German Schweiz Swedish
Entry added May 31, 2018   Contribute