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See also: liza, Líza, and liža


Liza macrolepsis


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LLISA in Catalan (also Mújol). In Portuguese and old Castilian Spanish, LIÇA. In Italian LECCIA/LIZZA. In Venetian, LISSA. In Serbo-Croatian LÌCA.

Supposing that the old primitive form were ALICIA, it might be related to the Latin Word ALLEC (sort of big sardine, hering). Cf. Diccionari Etimològic i Complementari de la Llengua Catalana, p. 221-222-223, Curial Edicions Catalanes, Barcelona 1985. In Latin, Mugil or Mugilis. Mújol in Spanish (but also Lisa, Liza). Cf. Diccionario de Uso del Español María Moliner, Ed. Gredos, Madrid 1984).

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Liza f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Mugilidae – a large group of mullets.

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  1. A female given name, diminutive of Eliza and Elizabeth.