What does the suffix "ly" mean?

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The suffix "ly" means having the nature or qualities of something, such as brotherly, honestly or mightily. It can also mean to have a certain degree of something, such as hourly, minutely or recently.

The suffix "ly" originated in Middle English and has roots with the Old English suffix "lic," which was derived from the Germanic suffix "lich." The most common use of the suffix "ly" today is in the use of adverb modifiers. It is an easy way to create adverbs from adjectives when a writer or speaker needs to help describe the actions of a verb more specifically than its meaning allows.

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learn the alphabet - I do not see how that answer makes sense. To me, the suffix -ly is used to create Adverbs. Adverbs describe adjectives, verbs, or other adverbs. Hope that helps
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I wonder why nobody seems interested in .it (Italy) and the easy associations rate.it fix.it buy.it sell.it scoop.it and so on... maybe Italian domain names are already all sold out
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If you add -ly to an adjective it turns it into an adverb.quick/quickly, strange/strangely, happy/happily, awkward/awkwardly. But not all words with -ly are adverbs.lovely and friendly
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Definition not found. Did you mean: suffix, suffice, l, lay, lye, la, li ?
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