worldly etymology

English word worldly comes from Old English worold (World, the earth, a state of existence.), Proto-Germanic *weraldilīkaz

Detailed word origin of worldly

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
worold Old English (ang) World, the earth, a state of existence.
*weraldilīkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
woruldlic Old English (ang) Secular, civil, worldly.. Worldly, earthly, natural, physical, temporal, mundane.
weoroldlīċ Old English (ang)
worldlich Middle English (enm)
worldly English (eng) Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.. Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.. Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world. In a worldly manner.

Words with the same origin as worldly

Descendants of worold
underworld world worldwide