So alike adv. OE. ġelīċe. In ME. both words were prob. infl. by ON. adj. álikr, adv. álika and corr. OE. onlīċe, ME. anlich(e), in which the pref. is Gmc. *ana- (see ON).
a·like / əˈlīk/ • adj. (of two or more subjects) similar to each other: the brothers were very much alike the houses all looked alike.• adv. in the same or a similar way: the girls dressed alike in black pants and jackets. ∎ used to show that something applies equally to a number of specified subjects: he talked in a friendly manner to staff and patients alike.