Definition of anciently:
in days of yore, in ancient times, since Adam, of old.
- "Pulpit and Press", Mary Baker Eddy.
- "Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4.", Charles M. Skinner.
In all there are three districts in the Gara mountains where the tree still grows; anciently, no doubt, it was found in much larger quantities, but the demand for frankincense is now so very limited that they take no care whatever of the trees.- "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.