/euh rij"euh nl ee/, adv.
1. with respect to origin; by origin: Originally he came from California.
2. at the origin; at first: Originally this was to be in three volumes.
3. in the first place; primarily: Originally nomads, they first learned agriculture from the missionaries.
4. in an original, novel, or distinctively individual manner: Originally planned houses are much in demand.
5. Archaic. from the beginning; from the first; inherently.
[1480-90; ORIGINAL + -LY]

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