in the original
Definition of in the original
: in the language used by the original writer We read Homer in the original, not in translation.
Word by Word Definitions
: the source or cause from which something arises
: that from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made
: of, relating to, or constituting an origin or beginning : initial
: not secondary, derivative, or imitative
: being the first instance or source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is or can be made
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up in the original? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).