A small piece of hand luggage.
[French, from Middle French, of northern Italian dialectal orgin; compare Lombard valís, Venetian valiza, and Italian valigia, all possibly ultimately from Gaulish *valisia, perhaps “leather bag” : *val-, to surround, enclose; see wel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + *-isia, noun suffix.]
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