Definition of in the original
- We read Homer in the original, not in translation.
: the source or cause from which something arises
: that from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made
: a work composed firsthand
: 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
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