Origin of recent
Examples from the Web for recently
But he told me recently that Malia would do my impression of him to him.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I just recently rewatched all six Star Wars movies the other day… Oh wow, from the beginning?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is the Mexico that has been called a “failed state” — most recently by Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the president of Uruguay.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Recently, historians have been working hard to write books that are more accessible.
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.
Recently he has been even more than usually kind to us, especially to Edith.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
The cost of some headings in the new red sandstone which the writer recently inspected, varied from 30s.
And this is good for the soul, and better than the unrestrained indulgence which Callicles was recently approving.Gorgias|Plato
Something heavy had rested there recently—there had been other desks about, or heavily laden tables.Pursuit|Lester del Rey
The chrisom was the linen cloth, or garment, which the priest put on the recently baptized child.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
British Dictionary definitions for recently (1 of 2)
Word Origin for recent
British Dictionary definitions for recently (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for recently
early 15c., from Latin recentem (nominative recens) "lately done or made, new, fresh, young," from re- (see re-) + PIE root *ken- "fresh, new, young" (cf. Greek kainos "new;" Sanskrit kanina- "young;" Old Irish cetu- "first;" Old Church Slavonic načino "to begin," koni "beginning"). Related: Recently; recentness (1670s, but OED reports recency (1610s) was "Common in 19th c.").