°First in a series or copies/versions.
"The original manuscript contained spelling errors which were fixed in later versions"
"Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers."
°An object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived.
"This manuscript is the original"
°A person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent.
"You’re an original"
initial, autograph, prototype, autograph