a-li'-a (`alyah):

One of the dukes, or heads of thousands of Edom (1 Chronicles 1:51). In Genesis 36:40 the name is Alvah (`alwah), the only difference being the change of the weaker w, of Ge to the somewhat stronger, y, of the later Chronicles, a change which is not infrequent in Hebrew. He is not to be confused, as in HDB, with the Alian of the same chapter.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ALIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.