in truth; really; indeed.

Origin of verily

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at very, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(sentence modifier) archaic in truth; trulyverily, thou art a man of God

Word Origin for verily

C13: from very + -ly ²
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Word Origin and History for verily

c.1300, from Middle English verray "true, real" (see very) + -ly (2).

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