An example of a valise is a makeup case.
Origin of valise
- French from Italian valigia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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
- French, akin to Medieval Latin valisia.