Mackly meaning

(UK dialectal) Evenly; aptly; easily.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) Moderately.
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(UK dialectal) Seemly; comely; good-looking.
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Origin of mackly

  • From Middle English makli, from make (“easy”, adj), from Old Norse makr (“easy”), from Proto-Germanic *makaz (“comfortable, suitable”), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (“to knead, press”), equivalent to make +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old English macalīc (“convenient”), Scots makly, Middle Low German gemaclīch, Middle High German gemechlīche (“easily”) (German gemächlich (“gently”)).

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