What is another word for the original?

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When seeking synonyms for "the original," one might use "authentic" or "genuine." Other options include "initial," "primordial," "archetypal," or "prototype." These words imply that the item in question is the first or earliest version of something, and that there may be copies or adaptations in existence. Another option is "foundational," which implies that the original is the basis upon which something else is built. "Pioneer" is a word with a similar connotation, conveying a sense of being the first to discover or create something. Alternatively, one might use "classic" or "timeless" to refer to an original item that has stood the test of time and remains relevant or important even today.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

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