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valise

[vuh-lees or, esp. British, -leez] /vəˈlis or, esp. British, -ˈliz/
noun
1.
a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand, used to hold clothing, toilet articles, etc.; suitcase; traveling bag.
Origin of valise
1605-1615
1605-15; < French < Italian valigia, of obscure origin; compare Medieval Latin valēsium
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valise

/vəˈliːz/
noun
1.
a small overnight travelling case
Word Origin
C17: via French from Italian valigia, of unknown origin
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n.

1610s, "suitcase, soldier's kit bag," from French valise (1560s), from Italian valigia, of uncertain origin. Attested in Medieval Latin forms valisia (early 15c.), valixia (late 13c.).

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