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seely

[see-lee]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. insignificant or feeble; poor.
  2. happy; auspicious.
  3. good; pious; blessed.
  4. foolish; simple-minded.
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Origin of seely

before 1000; Middle English sely, Old English gesǣlig happy, equivalent to sǣl happiness + -ig -y1; cognate with Dutch zalig, German selig; akin to Old Norse sæll, Gothic sēls good, Old English sēl better; see silly
Related formssee·li·ly, adverb
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