[ see-lee ]
/ ˈsi li /

adjective Archaic.

insignificant or feeble; poor.
happy; auspicious.
good; pious; blessed.
foolish; simple-minded.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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