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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English original, from Old French original, from Late Latin orīginālis (primitive, original), from Latin orīgō (beginning, source, origin); see origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈɹɪdʒɪnəl/, /əˈɹɪdʒənəl/, /əˈɹɪdʒnəl/
  • Hyphenation: ori‧gi‧nal, orig‧inal
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AdjectiveEdit

original (comparative more original, superlative most original)

  1. (not comparable) relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others
    the original state of mankind;  the original laws of a country;  the original inventor of a process
    • 1944, Miles Burton, chapter 5, in The Three Corpse Trick[1], →ISBN, OCLC 3289313, OL 10563347W:
      The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.
  2. (not comparable) first in a series or copies/versions
    The original manuscript contained spelling errors which were fixed in later versions.
    This recording is by the original broadway cast.
    Synonym: initial
  3. (not comparable) newly created
    Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.
  4. (comparable) fresh, different
    The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.
  5. (not comparable) pioneering
    Parker was one of the original bebop players.
  6. (not comparable) having as its origin
    This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.

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NounEdit

original (plural originals)

  1. an object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived
    This manuscript is the original.
  2. a person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent
    You’re a real original.
  3. (archaic) an eccentric

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original (masculine and feminine plural originals)

  1. original

DanishEdit

NounEdit

original c (singular definite originalen, plural indefinite originaler)

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original

  1. original

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin orīginālis. Doublet of originel.

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AdjectiveEdit

original (feminine singular originale, masculine plural originaux, feminine plural originales)

  1. original
    Antonyms: banal, copié, reproduit, vulgaire

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original m (plural originaux)

  1. an unusual or eccentric person
  2. an original manuscript
    Synonym: autographe

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French original, from Old French original, from Late Latin orīginālis (primitive, original), from Latin orīgō (beginning, source, origin). Doublet of originell.

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original (comparative originaler, superlative am originalsten)

  1. original

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French original, from Late Latin orīginālis; equivalent to origyne +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔriɡiˈnaːl/, /ɔriɡiˈnal/, /ɔriːɡiˈnal/

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original (plural and weak singular originale)

  1. original, primordial; preceding everything else
  2. connected to the origin or beginning of something

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NounEdit

original (plural originals) (Late Middle English)

  1. the origin, lineage, or provenance of something
  2. the authoritative, authorial, or primordial version of a work or source
  3. (rare) something that isn't living or artificial; a primordial element
  4. (rare) a reason, factor, or generator of something
  5. (rare) the root or etymological ancestor of a word
  6. (rare, religion) the making of the universe
  7. (rare, law) a legal document beginning legal action

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orīginālis; the noun being derived from the adjective.

AdjectiveEdit

original (neuter singular originalt, definite singular and plural originale)

  1. original

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original m (definite singular originalen, indefinite plural originaler, definite plural originalene)

  1. an original

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orīginālis; the noun being derived from the adjective.

AdjectiveEdit

original (neuter singular originalt, definite singular and plural originale)

  1. original

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original m (definite singular originalen, indefinite plural originalar, definite plural originalane)

  1. an original

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original m or f (plural originais, comparable)

  1. original (relating to the origin or beginning)
  2. original (being the first in a series)
  3. original (different; unique)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /oriɡǐnaːl/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ri‧gi‧nal

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origìnāl m (Cyrillic spelling оригѝна̄л)

  1. original
    Antonym: falsifikat

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orīginālis

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /oɾixiˈnal/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ri‧gi‧nal

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original (plural originales)

  1. original

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