There are 2 definitions of -ly in English:

-ly1

suffix

  • Forming adjectives meaning:
  • 1Having the qualities of: brotherly rascally
  • 2Recurring at intervals of: hourly quarterly

Origin

Old English -lic, of Germanic origin; related to like1.

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Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
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a powerful whirlpool in the sea

There are 2 definitions of -ly in English:

-ly2

suffix

  • Forming adverbs from adjectives, chiefly denoting manner or degree: greatly happily pointedly

Origin

Old English -līce, of Germanic origin.

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