insignificant or feeble; poor.
Origin: before 1000; Middle English sely, Old English gesǣlig Related forms
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
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