-alia

noun combining form -a·lia \ˈā-lē-ə, ˈāl-yə\

Definition of -alia

  1. :  realm of marine animal life —in names of biogeographic realms Arctalia Bassalia

-alian

\¦ā-lē-ən, ¦āl-yən\ adjective combining form

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Origin and Etymology of -alia

New Latin, from Greek halia assembly & Greek hal-, hals sea; Greek halia akin to Greek eilein to compress, Old Slavic velikŭ great, and perhaps to Latin vulgus common people; Greek hals sea akin to Greek hals salt


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