only

only O.E. ænlic, anlic "only, unique, solitary," lit. "one-like," from an "one" (see ONE (Cf. one)) + -lic "-ly" (see -LY (Cf. -ly) (1)). Distinction of only and alone (now usually in reference to emotional states) is unusual; in many languages the same word serves for both. German also has a distinction in allein/einzig. Phrase only-begotten (mid-15c.) is biblical, translating L. unigenitus, Gk. monogenes. The Old English form was ancenned.

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