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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or performing some action or work; performative.
  • adj. Diligent; industrious; given to work.

Etymologies

From Middle English *workly, *werklich, from Old English *weorclīċ ("suitable for work"; attested in unweorclīċ), equivalent to work +‎ -ly. Compare Scots warkly ("diligent, industrious"), West Frisian werklik ("real, actual"), Dutch werkelijk ("real, actual, factual, effective"), German wirklich ("real, actual, true, substantial"), Swedish verklig ("real, actual, true"). (Wiktionary)

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