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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: autentique, from Late Latin, from Greek authentikos, from authentes 'person who did a particular thing'

authentic

adjective
     
au‧then‧tic
1 done or made in the traditional or original way [= genuine]:
authentic French food
2 a painting, document, book etc that is authentic has been proved to be by a particular person [= genuine]:
an authentic work by Picasso
3 based on facts:
an authentic account
4 used to describe a copy that is the same as, or as good as, the original:
Actors dressed in authentic costumes re-enact the battle.
authentically adverb

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