See also: lice and líce

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-lice

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of -ly (adjectival suffix)

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-lice

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of -ly (adverbial suffix)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-līka, equivalent to -līċ (adjectival suffix) + -e (adverbial suffix). Compare Old Norse -liga.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-līċe

  1. -ly (adverbial suffix)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: -lice, -liche, -li, -ly