original

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orīginālis, attested from the 14th century.[1]

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original (masculine and feminine plural originals)

  1. original

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  1. ^ “original” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. original

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original c (singular definite originalen, plural indefinite originaler)

  1. an original

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin orīginālis. Doublet of originel.

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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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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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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  • English: original
  • Scots: original, oreeginal

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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 Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. original

Noun[edit]

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

  1. an original

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. original

Noun[edit]

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

  1. an original

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orīginālis.

Adjective[edit]

original m (feminine singular originala, masculine plural originals, feminine plural originalas)

  1. original

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orīginālis.

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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)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

origìnāl m (Cyrillic spelling оригѝна̄л)

  1. original
    Antonym: falsifikat

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orīginālis

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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original (plural originales)

  1. original

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