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Middle English[edit]


From Old French Alison, brought to England by the Normans, diminutive of Aliz.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from Old French.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue:
      And seyde, 'Deere suster Alisoun,
      As help me God, I shal thee nevere smyte.
      That I have doon, it is thyself to wyte,
      Foryeve it me, and that I thee biseke."


  • English: Alison