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or·i·gin

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pronunciation:
o r jihn [or] a r jihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the point or moment of arising; source.
synonyms:
beginning, root, source
similar words:
ancestry, basis, birth, cause, derivation, first cause, foundation, fount, fountainhead, genesis, germ, lineage, mother, provenance, rise, start, womb
definition 2: the first stage of existence; beginning.
synonyms:
beginning, birth, commencement, genesis, inception
similar words:
appearance, conception, dawn, emergence, first, germ, outset, rise, start
definition 3: ancestry or parentage.
synonyms:
ancestry, extraction, lineage, parentage
similar words:
birth, blood, derivation, descent, pedigree, root, stock
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