a suffix forming adverbs from adjectives:
gladly; gradually; secondly.
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a suffix meaning “every,” attached to certain nouns denoting units of time:
an adjective suffix meaning “-like”:
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
having the nature or qualities of: brotherly, godly
occurring at certain intervals; every: daily, yearly
in a certain manner; to a certain degree: quickly, recently, chiefly
suffix forming adjectives from nouns and meaning “having qualities of, appropriate to, fitting;” irregularly descended from Old English -lic, from Proto-Germanic *-liko- (cf. Old Frisian -lik, Dutch -lijk, Old High German -lih, German -lich, Old Norse -ligr), related to *likom- “appearance, form” (cf. Old English lich “corpse, body;” see lich, which is a cognate; cf. also like (adj.), with which it is identical).
adverbial suffix, Middle English, from Old English -lice, from Proto-Germanic *-liko- (cf. Old Frisian -like, Old Saxon -liko, Dutch -lijk, Old High German -licho, German -lich, Old Norse -liga, Gothic -leiko); see -ly (1). Cognate with lich, and identical with like (adj.).
Weekley notes as “curious” that Germanic uses a word essentially meaning “body” for the adverbial formation, while Romanic uses one meaning “mind” (e.g. French constamment from Latin constanti mente). The modern English form emerged in late Middle English, probably from influence of Old Norse -liga.
The country code for Libya.
[lahy-uh l-poo r] /ˈlaɪ əlˌpʊər/ noun 1. a city in NE Pakistan. /ˌlaɪəlˈpʊə/ noun 1. the former name (until 1979) of Faisalabad
[lahy-uh m-hound] /ˈlaɪ əmˌhaʊnd/ noun, Archaic. 1. a bloodhound.
[loo-thern] /ˈlu θərn/ noun 1. a dormer window. /ˈluːθən/ noun 1. another name for dormer
(Russian acronym for “Logical Language for the Representation of Synthesis Algorithms”) A language for the URAL-1 computer. It was coded in octal! [“LYaPAS: A Programming Language for Logic and Coding Algorithms”, M.A. Gavrilov et al eds, Academic Press 1969]. (1995-02-16)