the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived; "the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"; "vegetable origins"; "mineral origin"; "origin in sensation"
properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"