Anciently to Anesthetic
1. In ancient times.
2. In an ancient manner. [R.]
(An"cient*ness), n. The quality of being ancient; antiquity; existence from old times.
1. Antiquity; what is ancient.
They contain not word of ancientry.
2. Old age; also, old people. [R.]
Wronging the ancientry.
3. Ancient lineage; ancestry; dignity of birth.
A gentleman of more ancientry than estate.
(An"cient*y) n. [F. ancienneté, fr. ancien. See Ancient.]
1. Age; antiquity. [Obs.] Martin.
2. Seniority. [Obs.]
(||An*ci"le) n. [L.] (Rom. Antiq.) The sacred shield of the Romans, said to have-fallen from heaven
in the reign of Numa. It was the palladium of Rome.
(An"cil*la*ry) a. [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a female servant.] Subservient or subordinate, like
a handmaid; auxiliary.
The Convocation of York seems to have been always considered as inferior, and even ancillary, to the
(An*cille") n. [OF. ancelle, L. ancilla.] A maidservant; a handmaid. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(An*cip"i*tal An*cip"i*tous) a. [L. anceps, ancipitis, two-headed, double; an- for amb- on
both sides + caput head.] (Bot.) Two-edged instead of round; said of certain flattened stems, as
those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves.
(An*cis"troid) a. [Gr. a hook + shape.] Hook-shaped.
(An"cle) n. See Ankle.
(An"come) n. [AS. ancuman, oncuman, to come.] A small ulcerous swelling, coming suddenly; also,
a whitlow. [Obs.] Boucher.
Ancon sheep (Zoöl.), a breed of sheep with short crooked legs and long back. It originated in Massachusetts
in 1791; called also the otter breed.
(||An"con) n.; L. pl. Ancones [L., fr. Gr. 'agkw`n the bent arm, elbow; any hook or bend.] (Anat.)
The olecranon, or the elbow.