Historically Semantic Consideration of the word "ORIGINALITY"

Document Type : Research Paper



In this essay, evolution of the word Originality in ancient languages is
considered using historical semantics or philology that is study of the
formation process of meaning. The hypothesis of this essay proves that the
meaning of the word "Originality" in different cultures and ancient
languages is Existence and Being as its common usage in Islamic
philosophy. To sum up, Originality means Existence and Being. The
content of philosophical meaning of this word has been included in Greek
so this is why we have such an approach on this word. In the essay, we find
this hypothesis completely correct, especially by referring to the famous
text of Aristotle and his book Metaphysics.


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