-alia

noun combining form

-a·​lia
ˈā-lē-ə,
ˈāl-yə
: realm of marine animal life
in names of biogeographic realms
Arctalia
Bassalia
-alian
¦ā-lē-ən
¦āl-yən
adjective combining form

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Feb. 2024.

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