manly

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English manly, manli, manlich, from Old English *manlīċ (suggested by adverb manlīċe (in a way befitting a person; nobly, stately)), from Proto-Germanic *mannlīkaz, equivalent to man +‎ -ly.

Cognate with Old High German manlīh (manly) (German männlich), Dutch mannelijk, Old Norse mannligr (human) (Danish mandlig, Swedish manlig).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmænli/
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Adjective[edit]

manly (comparative manlier, superlative manliest)

  1. Having the characteristics of a man.
  2. Having qualities befitting a man; courageous, resolute, noble.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English *manlīċ, from Proto-West Germanic *mannlīk, from Proto-Germanic *mannlīkaz; equivalent to mon +‎ -ly (adjectival suffix).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmanliː/, /ˈmɔnliː/, /-liːtʃ/

Adjective[edit]

manly

  1. Human; pertaining to humankind.
  2. Male, masculine; pertaining to men.
  3. Having qualities befitting a man; courageous, resolute, noble.
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  • English: manly
  • Scots: manly
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English manlīċe; equivalent to mon +‎ -ly (adverbial suffix).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmanliː/, /ˈmɔndliː/, /-liːtʃ(ə)/

Adverb[edit]

manly

  1. In a human or civilised way.
  2. In a way befitting a man; courageously, resolutely, nobly.
  3. (rare) In a male or masculine way.
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