childly

childly

[chahyld-lee]
adjective Rare.
childlike; childish.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English childely, Old English cildlīc. See child, -ly

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child (tʃaɪld)
 
n , pl children
1.  a.  a boy or girl between birth and puberty
 b.  (as modifier): child labour
2.  a baby or infant
3.  an unborn babyRelated: paedo-
4.  with child another term for pregnant
5.  a human offspring; a son or daughterRelated: filial
6.  a childish or immature person
7.  a member of a family or tribe; descendant: a child of Israel
8.  a person or thing regarded as the product of an influence or environment: a child of nature
9.  dialect (Midland English), (Western English) a female infant
 
Related: paedo-, filial
 
[Old English cild; related to Gothic kilthei womb, Sanskrit jathara belly, jartu womb]
 
'childless
 
adj
 
'childlessness
 
n
 
'childly
 
adj

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