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Wikipedia
 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From German Schwyz.

Proper nounEdit

Schwyz

  1. A town in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Schwyz.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Suittes (attested 972), perhaps from the verb suedan "to burn", referring to a spot cleared by slash-and-burn, from Proto-Germanic *swīþaną; compare Old Norse svíða (to burn, singe).

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 circa 1300 (Federal Charter).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃviːt͡s/
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Proper nounEdit

Schwyz

  1. A town in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Schwyz.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.
  3. (dialectal, Switzerland) Alternative form of Schweiz.

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