Origin of valiseFrench from Medieval Latin valisia from valesium from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A valise for carrying cosmetics.
An example of a valise is a makeup case.
Origin of valiseFrench from Italian valigia
- A piece of hand luggage such as a suitcase or travelling bag.
French, akin to Medieval Latin valisia.
Though valise sounds similar to the Italian valigia, these words are not likely to be kin to one another. For explanation see http://nq.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/issue_pdf/frontmatter_pdf/s9-X/247.pdf