Origin of truly

before 1000; Middle English treuli, Old English trēowlīce. See true, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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in a true, just, or faithful manner
(intensifier)a truly great man
indeed; really
See also yours truly
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Word Origin and History for truly

Old English treowlice, from treow (see true).

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