originary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin orīginārius.

Adjective[edit]

originary (comparative more originary, superlative most originary)

  1. (rare) Pertaining to or being the origin of something.
    The Big Bang was the originary explosion of the universe.
  2. (rare) primitive, original
    The originary concept was very different.
  3. (obsolete, often preceding 'of') Having its origin (in); originating (from).
    This dish is originary of northern Asia.

Noun[edit]

originary (plural originaries)

  1. (obsolete) native (a person born in a particular geographic place, such as a country or region)

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