Etymology
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hali- 

word-forming element meaning "salt, a lump of salt," from Greek hali-, combining form of hals (genitive halos) "a lump of salt, salt generally," and in Homer, "the sea," from PIE root *sal- "salt."

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-ite (2)

chemical salt suffix, from French -ite, alteration of -ate (see -ate (3)).

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