Monday, June 20, 2011


Yarely \YAIR-lee\ , adverb;
1. With quickness or agility

If you haven't noticed, I love good old English words Germanic origins. This word comes from Old English gearolíce, which derives from Old High German garalîhho.

Apparently there's a related archaic English word yare which means "ready, prepare." It comes from Old English gearu from Old High German garo ("ready, prepared, complete").

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Monday, June 20
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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