• The beginning of something.
  • The source of a river, information, goods, etc.
  • The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect.
  • The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.
  • An arbitrary point on Earth's surface, chosen as the zero for a system of coordinates.
  • Ancestry.


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  • From Middle English origine, origyne, from Old French origine, orine, ourine, from Latin origo, from orior; see orient. origo.

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