from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Rightly (correctly or justly); rightfully.
- adv. By a rightward path; rightwards, rightwardly; clockwise (in a clockwise manner).
- adj. Rightward (to or from the right side); on the right side.
- adj. Clockwise, moving clockwise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Righteous.
- transitive v. To make righteous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as righteous.
From Middle English rightwise, rightwis, from Old English rihtwīs ("righteous, just; right, justifiable"), corresponding to right + -wise. The second element was later confused with or assimilated to -ous, leading to the modern spelling righteous. (Wiktionary)
Presumably from Old English rihtwīs, reinforced by reanalysis as right + wise. (Wiktionary)
right + -wise (Wiktionary)