-ly
I. adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -līc, -lic; akin to Old High German -līh, -lic, Old English līc body — more at like 1. like in appearance, manner, or nature ; having the characteristics of <
queenly
>
<
fatherly
>
2. characterized by regular recurrence in (specified) units of time ; every <
hourly
>
<
weekly
>
II. adverb suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -līce, -lice, from -līc, adjective suffix 1. a. in a (specified) manner <
slowly
>
b. at a (specified) time interval <
annually
>
2. from a (specified) point of view <
eschatologically
>
3. with respect to <
partly
>
4. to a (specified) degree <
relatively
>
5. in a (specified) place in a series <
secondly
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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