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Origin of original
SYNONYMS FOR original
historical usage of original
Orīginālis is a derivative of the noun orīgō (inflectional stem orīgin- ) “beginning, first appearance, starting point.” Orīgō is a compound whose main element is the verb orīrī “(of the sun or moon) to rise, get out of bed, begin (an activity), sprout, spring up.” The present participle of orīrī is oriēns (inflectional stem orient- ) “the rising sun, daybreak, the east,” and is the ultimate source of English orient.
The earliest sense of original was “belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something”; the meaning “new, inventive, novel” dates from the mid-18th century.
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It was original in how it treated Nixon and his connection to the right before 1968.
Obviously, not all the original cast can come back or even have the desire.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The source code for the original “Shamoon” malware is widely known to have leaked.
The owner of the original video of the “dead cops” chant told me it was taken on 32nd Street between 5th and Madison avenues.
On piano was legendary session man Billy Preston, who co-wrote and recorded the original version one year before Cocker's.
Exile was then imposed as a penance on Columba, whose act had been the original cause of offence.Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II)|Richard Bagwell
We had succeeded beyond his expectations, and the correctness of his original theory had been fully demonstrated.Bucholz and the Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
He gave his rude children a noble moral code, the original form of the Decalogue.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible|R. Heber Newton
And then falls to studying his original in minute points of detail.The Mystery of Edwin Drood|Charles Dickens
Strutt believed that nuts of the roundest sort were the original “marbles.”