The English meaning of -wise is the following.
-wise adverb combining form Definition of -wise (Entry 5 of 5) 1a : in the manner of crabwise fanwise b : in the position or direction of slantwise clockwise 2 : with regard to : in respect of dollarwise
However, I'm unable to find in any German sources what -weise means. But I know the following words:
- mysteriöserweise and its synonym,
both meaning in a mysterious way/manner
From the aspect of etymology, we know that the English version of -wise also comes from German. Is it possible that both of these adverbs mean mostly the same?