Definition of origin :
1. That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.
2. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.
3. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; - in contradistinction to insertion.
antecedent, nascence, starting, note, offset, crinkle, rake, line of merchandise, bloodline, filiation, production line, rise, contrast, theme, fountain, seam, author, business, reference, telephone line, melodic phrase, declination, well, institution, outbreak, gunstock, parenthood, kickoff, mother, dividing line, entrance, arising, neckcloth, informant, assembly line, first, melodic line, innovation, onset, channel, ascendent, fund, shoot, telephone circuit, descent, tooth root, personal credit line, showtime, starting time, agate line, livestock, line of business, declension, initiation, business line, wrinkle, ascendant, farm animal, transmission line, origination, get-go, founding, crease, genealogy, pipeline, line of reasoning, etymon, line, breed, extraction, issue, ancestry, logical argument, reservoir, bank line, strain, pedigree, personal line of credit, ascent, foundation, fountainhead, melody, inventory, stock certificate, precede, fount, profligate, family, forge, blood, communication channel, generator, rootage, root word, store, provenance, tune, subscriber line, lineage, rip, kin, germ, instauration, seed, caudex, roue, ancestor, radical, inlet, product line, phone line, base, outset, rail line, solution, womb, opening, broth, etymology, ingress, sapling, rakehell, declivity, fall, blood line, short letter, linage, job, air, stemma, argument, root, outcome, occupation, cable, parentage, line of products, credit line, line of credit, railway line, invention, furrow, gillyflower, twig, simple eye, portal, end, close, rootstock, ocellus, decline, downslope, demarcation, root system, course, provenience, birthplace, door, line of work, line of descent, billet, entry, argumentation, stock
beginning (part of speech: noun)
earliness, nativity, inauguration, babyhood, dawn, infancy, conception, Genesis, derivation, inception, prelude, emergence, source, precursor, birth, introduction, embryo, nascency, beginning, start, sprout, preparation, stem, hatching, cradle, commencement, creation, spring
cause (part of speech: verb)
- Lydia, not being curious as to the exact degree of Alice's interest, merely nodded, and continued, He may, as you suppose, be a man of humble origin who has seen something of society; or he may be a gentleman unaccustomed to society.
- And no man needs to be ashamed of his origin. - "The Book of Business Etiquette", Nella Henney.
- What right has it to be a People, if it have not its origin and hope in Him? - "Atheism Among the People", Alphonse de Lamartine.