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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈɹɪdʒɪnəl/
  • Hyphenation: ori‧gi‧nal
  • (file)

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:
      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.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, […].
  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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AdjectiveEdit

original (masculine and feminine plural originals)

  1. original

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin originalis. Doublet of originel.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. original

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original m (plural originaux)

  1. An unusual or eccentric person
  2. An original manuscript

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

original (comparative originaler, superlative am originalsten)

  1. original

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. original

NounEdit

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

  1. an original

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. original

NounEdit

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

  1. an original

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

original m, 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

NounEdit

origìnāl m (Cyrillic spelling оригѝна̄л)

  1. original

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin originalis

AdjectiveEdit

original (plural originales)

  1. original

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