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Liveliness; vivacity; = "livelihood". Now archaic and rare.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From lively + -head. With sense 1 compare earlier liveliness and later livelihood, and also German Leiblichkeit bodily existence (Middle High German līplīcheit (in mystical writers)).
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