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From Middle English -ly, -li, -lik, -lich, from Old English -līc, -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz (having the body or form of), from *līką (body) (whence lich). In form, probably influenced by Old Norse -ligr (-ly). Cognate with Dutch -lijk, German -lich and Swedish -lig, and with English -like (from Proto-Germanic *līka-).