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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gingerly \Gin"ger*ly\, adv. [Prov. E. ginger brittle, tender; cf. dial. Sw. gingla, g[aum]ngla, to go gently, totter, akin to E. gang.] Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily. [1913 Webster] What is't that you took up so gingerly ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]