- a suffix occurring in scientific names from Latin: borealis.
Origin of -alis
< Latin -ālis; see -al1
alis volat propriis
[ah-lis woh-laht proh-pree-is; English ey-lis voh-lat proh-pree-is]
- She flies with her own wings: motto of Oregon.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for alis
There are many more average Omars, Alis and Aishes out there, boys and girls, waiting for us to listen and engage them.Fire In Cairo: A View From the Arab Street
John Kael Weston
September 20, 2012
"Ed Clark's something of an eccentric, like everybody else in Superior," Alis said.
"You can go over to Cavalier and have breakfast," Alis said.
Alis cleared some books off a chair next to her and Don sat down.
You'd better get yourself a chaperone, Alis, if you're going to carry that around with you.
Don grabbed Alis and pulled her away from the immediate zone of fire.