valigia

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Northern Italian dialect; compare Venetian valís, Lombard valiza, from Medieval Latin valesia, valixia, from Late Latin valisia, possibly from Gaulish *valisia (leather bag), from Proto-Celtic *val- (to enclose, surround), from Proto-Indo-European *welH-[1]. Or, possibly from Arabic وَلِيهَة(walīha, large bag).[2]

Related to French valise and Spanish valija, though it is unclear if either term was borrowed from the other.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaˈlidʒa/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: va‧lì‧gia

Noun[edit]

valigia f (plural valigie or valige)

  1. suitcase

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: valixhe
  • Slavomolisano: baliža

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ valigia” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
  2. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN