GC: adv

S: (last access: 12 March 2013); NAVARRO p. 471.

N: 1. humanly (adv): c.1500, from human + -ly (adverbial suffix, Middle English, from Old English -lice, from Proto-Germanic *-liko-; Weekley notes as “curious” that Germanic uses a word essentially meaning “body” for the adverbial formation, while Romanic uses one meaning “mind” (as in French constamment from Latin constanti mente). The modern English form emerged in late Middle English, probably from influence of Old Norse -liga).
2. Collocations:

  • humanly impossible, humanly inaccurate, humanly made, humanly possible, humanly speaking.
  • to provide, to treat.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 4 September 2014). 2. MW – (last access: 27 May 2015).


CR: human, humanely, humanised, humanitarian.