ferly

or fer·lie

[fer-lee]Scot.
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noun, plural fer·lies.

something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror.
astonishment; wonder.

adjective

unexpected; strange; unusual.

Origin of ferly

before 900; Middle English; Old English fǣrlīc, equivalent to fǣr fear + -līc -ly; cognate with German gefährlich dangerous, Dutch gevaarlijk
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ferly

adjective

wonderful; strange

noun plural -lies

a wonder; something strange or marvellous

verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr)

to wonder; be surprised

Word Origin for ferly

Old English færlic sudden
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