Meaning of -LY in English



suffix forming adjectives esp. from nouns, meaning:

1. having the qualities of (princely; manly).

2 recurring at intervals of (daily; hourly).

Etymology: from or after OE - lic f. Gmc, rel. to LIKE(1) 2.

suffix forming adverbs from adjectives, denoting esp. manner or degree (boldly; happily; miserably; deservedly; amusingly).

Etymology: from or after OE -lice f. Gmc (as -LY(1))

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.