what is difference between fatherlike and fatherly
From father + -like. Doublet of fatherly.
fatherlike (comparative more fatherlike, superlative most fatherlike)
- having the qualities of a father
From Middle English faderly, from Old English fæderlīċ (“fatherly, paternal”), from Proto-Germanic *fadurlīkaz (“fatherly, paternal”), equivalent to father + -ly. Cognate with West Frisian faderlik (“fatherly”), Dutch vaderlijk (“fatherly”), German väterlich (“fatherly”), Danish faderlig (“fatherly”), Swedish faderlig (“fatherly”), Icelandic föðurlegur (“fatherly”) . Doublet of fatherlike.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɑːðəli/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɑðɚli/
fatherly (comparative more fatherly, superlative most fatherly)
- Characteristic of what is considered the ideal behaviour pertaining to fatherhood.
- fatherly advice
- Characteristic of fathers, paternal.