-ly

-ly
-ly1 [lē]
[ME < OE -lic < Gmc * lika-, body > LIKE1] suffix forming adjectives
1. like, characteristic of, suitable to [manly, godly, deadly]
2. happening (once) every (specified period of time) [hourly, monthly]
-ly2 [lē]
[ME < OE -lice < -lic] suffix forming adverbs
1. in a (specified) manner or direction, to a (specified) extent, in or at a (specified) time or place [haply, inwardly, merely]
2. in the (specified) order [firstly, thirdly]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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