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origin (n.)

c. 1400, "ancestry, race," from Latin originem (nominative origo) "a rise, commencement, beginning, source; descent, lineage, birth," from stem of oriri "arise, rise, get up; appear above the horizon, become visible; be born, be descended, receive life;" figuratively "come forth, take origin, proceed, start" (of rivers, rumors, etc.), from PIE *heri- "to rise" (source also of Hittite arai- "to arise, lift, raise," Sanskrit iyarti "to set in motion, move," Armenian y-arnem "to rise"). Meaning "beginning of existence" is from 1560s; sense of "that from which something derives its being or nature" is from c. 1600.

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Definitions of origin

origin (n.)
the place where something begins, where it springs into being;
Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
Synonyms: beginning / root / rootage / source
origin (n.)
properties attributable to your ancestry;
he comes from good origins
Synonyms: descent / extraction
origin (n.)
an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events;
Synonyms: origination / inception
origin (n.)
the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero;
origin (n.)
the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived;
origin in sensation
the rumor had its origin in idle gossip
vegetable origins
mineral origin
origin (n.)
the descendants of one individual;
Synonyms: lineage / line / line of descent / descent / bloodline / blood line / blood / pedigree / ancestry / parentage / stemma / stock
From wordnet.princeton.edu