-a·​lia | \ ˈā-lē-ə, ˈāl-yə \

Definition of -alia

: realm of marine animal life in names of biogeographic realms ArctaliaBassalia

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Other Words from -alia

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

History and Etymology for -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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“-alia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-alia. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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