See also: lich, Lich, and lịch

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adjective: From Middle High German -lich, -līch, from Old High German -līh, from Proto-West Germanic *-līk. Cognate with English -ly and Dutch -lijk.[1]

Adverb: From Middle High German -līche, from Old High German -līhho

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɪç/
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-lich

  1. an adjectival suffix
  2. an adverbial suffix

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “-lich”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-lich

  1. Alternative form of -ly (adjectival suffix)

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-lich

  1. Alternative form of -ly (adverbial suffix)