What is the original?
The word "original" is mainly used inmeaning "original, original", in fact, it was precisely this meaning that had the Latin word originalis, to which the appearance of the term in Russian is obliged. However, often the word "original" is used to refer to an unusual person with peculiar manners. Let's look at what is the original in both meanings of the term, a little more.
Original as original
The word "original" is used in the meaning"original", mainly in art and publishing. The original in these areas is called the real work of the author - a writer, artist, sculptor, etc. The original works of eminent artists cost a lot of money, and copies can be bought for a pittance.
Also, the original is the text that was the subject of translation into another language.
The original as a kind of person
Originals often refer to people with interestingfeatures and preferences. For example, if a person prefers to combine traditionally incompatible dishes and foods, they will say about him: "He is a great master in terms of food!". Also, the adjective "original" can often be heard in the sense of "unusual, atypical", for example, a swimsuit with fur stitching can hardly be called practical and convenient, but the epithet "original" is suitable for describing it just right.
But, probably, more often in our century of abundance the word"original" can be heard in combination with the word "gift". Everyone today is trying to pick up an original present to surprise his beloved person. Also want to choose an original gift? Then read the article What to give the original.