- dedli, deedly, dedeli, dedely, deadli, dedlych, dedlich, dyadlich, dedelike
- (Early ME) deadlich, deadlic
- deadly, lethal (causing death)
- murderous, bloodthirsty
- deathly (like or relating to death)
- close to death; on one's deathbed
- mortal (subject to death)
- c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.), published c. 1410, Romayns 1:23, page 55v, column 1; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
- And þei chaungiden þe gloꝛie of god vncoꝛruptible .· in to the licneſſe of an ymage of a dedli man · ⁊ of bꝛiddis · ⁊ of foure footid beeſtis · ⁊ of ſerpentis […]
- And they replaced the glory of immortal God with idols of the form of a mortal man, of birds, of four-footed animals, and of snakes.
- 1470–1485 (date produced), Thomas Malory, “Capitulum xxij”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book XVII, [London: […] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
- And whan he cam to the sacrament of the masse / and had done / anone he called Galahad and sayd to hym come forthe the seruaunt of Ihesu cryst and thou shalt see that thou hast moche desyred to see / & thenne he beganne to tremble ryght hard / whan the dedely flesshe beganne to beholde the spyrytuel thynges
- And when he'd come to the sacrament of Mass and taken it, he called Galahad over immediately and said to him: "Come forward, servant of Jesus Christ, and you'll see what you've greatly desired to see". Then he began to tremble incredibly hard, as mortal flesh began to comprehend spiritual things.
- impermanent, transitory
- (rare) dead, deceased