original (n.) Old form(s): originall
point of origin, cause, source
2H4 I.ii.116[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice, of apoplexy] It hath it original from much grief
MND II.i.117[Titania to Oberon, of the evils arising from their quarrel] We are their parents and original
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