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Definition of Origin


  1. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.
  2. That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.
  3. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; -- in contradistinction to insertion.
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Origin Translations

origin in Afrikaans is oorsprong, herkoms
origin in Danish is oprindelse
origin in Dutch is oorsprong, afkomst, herkomst
origin in French is origine, provenance
origin in German is Ursprung, Anfang, Ursprung
origin in Hungarian is eredet
origin in Italian is origine, origine, principio
origin in Latin is primordium, ortus, origo, initium, satus, fons
origin in Portuguese is origem
origin in Spanish is procedencia, origen