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One entry found for origin.
Main Entry: or·i·gin
Pronunciation: primarystressodotr-schwa-jschwan, primarystressär-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English origine "ancestry," from Latin origin-, origo, from oriri "to rise" --related to ABORIGINE, ORIENT --see Word History at ORIENT
1 : ANCESTRY 1, parentage <of French origin>
2 a : a rising, beginning, or coming from a source b : basic source or cause
3 : the intersection of the x-axis and y-axis on a graph

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