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Etymology

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From Middle English aunciently; equivalent to ancient +‎ -ly.

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anciently (comparative more anciently, superlative most anciently)

  1. In the manner of very long ago. As the ancients did.
  2. Done long ago.
    The anciently written inscriptions in the pyramids can still be read.

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