valise

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English[edit]

a valise previously carried by US President Gerald Ford

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French valise.

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Noun[edit]

valise (plural valises)

  1. A piece of hand luggage such as a suitcase or travelling bag.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French valise, 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]

Maybe a borrowing through Italian valigia, even though this is dubious. Compare Spanish valija. [3]

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Noun[edit]

valise f (plural valises)

  1. case, suitcase.

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Further reading[edit]

  1. ^ valise” 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
  3. ^ http://nq.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/issue_pdf/frontmatter_pdf/s9-X/247.pdf

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Etymology[edit]

From French valise

Noun[edit]

valise f (plural valises)

  1. a small suitcase

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