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From common +‎ -ly.

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commonly (comparative more commonly, superlative most commonly)

  1. As a rule; frequently; usually.
  2. (obsolete) In common; familiarly.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, chapter LVI, in The Faerie Queene, Book I, lines 497–501:
      As he thereon stood gazing, he might see / The blessed Angels to and fro descend / From highest heaven in gladsome companee, / And with great joy into that Citie wend, / As commonly as friend does with his frend.

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From common (common) +‎ -ly (-ly).

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commonly (comparative mair commonly, superlative maist commonly)

  1. Commonly.