English - Related Terms
English - Etymology
English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ˈdɛdli/
English - Adjective
(obsolete) Subject to death; mortal.
1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XVII, chapter xxij:
- And whan he cam to the sacrament of the masse / and had done / anone he called Galahad and sayd to hym come forthe the seruaunt of Ihesu cryst and thou shalt see that thou hast moche desyred to see / & thenne he beganne to tremble ryght hard / whan the dedely flesshe beganne to beholde the spyrytuel thynges
- Wyclif Bible, Romans i. 23
- 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XVII, chapter xxij:
- Causing death; lethal.
- Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile.
- (by extension) Very accurate (of aiming with a bow, firearm, etc.).
English - Adverb
(obsolete) Fatally, mortally.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society, 2006, p.16:
- In a way which suggests death.