Ginger, Gingery and Gingerly

Gingerly is the Daily Word Prompt today. Gingerly…. I don’t get why gingerly means what gingerly means. This is what Cambridge Dictionary says it means –

Gingerly – in a way that is careful or cautious

But why?

Ginger is ginger, as in this

 

Okay, also this

 

Not the girl, people, the color of her hair. Okay, some girls are also named Ginger, but I don’t know if she is Ginger, I mean if her name is Ginger.

The point is, when ginger is ginger, and ginger-y is something that tastes or resembles ginger, like this

 

 

Then why is gingerly what Cambridge Dictionary says it is?

 

 

 

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