Beely vs Seely - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between beely and seely
is that beely
is of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian while seely
is (obsolete) lucky, fortunate.
As an adverb beely
is in a beely or beelike manner.
As a verb beely
Of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
* 1877 , Elizabeth Anna Hart, Silver wings and golden scales :
* 1950 , Gleanings in bee culture:
- As for bees, we cannot accuse them of silence, as the peculiar buzzing-sound they make in flying, [...] and which is so very agreeable to our ears when its gentle monotony enlivens the calm of the warm summer air, is, we may hope, a cheerful accompaniment to all beely labours, and as pleasant to those who make it as our voices are to us, [...]
- With their countenance' spaces Planned for beely enterprise [...]
In a beely or beelike manner.
* 1965 , Murray Hoyt, The world of bees :
- His effort is to come as near 100 percent as is humanly (and beely ) possible.
Variation of belie.
* 1813 , Matteo Bandello, Joseph Haslewood, Giovanni Boccaccio, Palace of pleasure :
- And were it not that I haue a desire in nothing to beely the author, and lesse will to leaue that which he had wrytten vpon the miserable end [...]
(obsolete) Lucky, fortunate.
(obsolete) Innocent; harmless.
(obsolete) Pitiable, deserving of sympathy; poor, miserable.
*, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.57:
*:Whereas the poore, the banished, and seely servants, live often as carelesly and as pleasantly as the other.
(obsolete) Trifling, insignificant.
(obsolete) Silly, foolish.