knightly

[ nahyt-lee ]
/ ˈnaɪt li /

adjective

characteristic of a knight; noble, courageous, and generous: knightly deeds.
being or resembling a knight.
of or belonging to a knight: knightly duties.
composed of knights.

adverb

in a manner befitting a knight.

Origin of knightly

before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnihtlīc. See knight, -ly
Related formsknight·li·ness, noun
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knightly

/ (ˈnaɪtlɪ) /

adjective

of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a knight
Derived Formsknightliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for knightly

knightly


adj.

Old English cnihtlic; see knight (n.) + -ly (1).

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