Middle English edit

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Etymology edit

Either from Old English wīflīċ (itself from Proto-West Germanic *wībalīk) or a new formation from wyf +‎ -ly (adjectival suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

wyfly

  1. wifely (befitting a wife)

Descendants edit

  • English: wifely
  • Scots: wifely (obsolete)

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