Other Word Forms of Lively
Origin of Lively
From Middle English lyvely, lifly, from Old English lÄ«flÄ«Ä‹ (“living, lively, long-lived, necessary to life, vital"), equivalent to life +"Ž -ly. Cognate with Scots lively, lifely (“of or pertaining to life, vital, living, life-like").
Middle English lifli from Old English līflīc from līf life leip- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English lÄ«flÄ«Ä‹e.
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