One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Situated in or directed towards the south-east. Also of a wind: blowing from the south-east.
In a south-eastwardly direction; towards the south-east.
Early 18th century. From south + eastwardly. Compare south-eastward, south-eastward<br>early 18th century. From south-eastward + -ly, after eastwardly.
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