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-ly meaning

EN[li]
W-ly
  • The suffix -ly in English is usually a contraction of -like, similar to the Anglo-Saxon lice and German lich. Though the origin of the suffix is Germanic, it may now be added to adjectives of Latin origin, as in publicly. When the suffix is added to a word ending in y, the y changes to an i before the suffix, as in happily (from happy).
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Meaning of -ly for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "-ly" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Adjective-forming suffixes
          • Adverb-forming suffixes
      Difficultness: Level 7
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      Definiteness: Level 7
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