What is origin?

  • (noun): Properties attributable to your ancestry.
    Synonyms: descent, extraction
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on origin, origins:

2006 State Of Origin Series
... The 2006 State of Origin series was the 25th year that the annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative ...
Jade Emperor - Chinese Mythology - Origin
... After 1,550 kalpas, each kalpa lasting for 129,600 years, he attained Golden Immortality ... After another one hundred million years of cultivation, he finally became the Jade Emperor ...
Origin Of Language - History - History of Research
... The question of language origins seemed inaccessible to methodical approaches, and in 1866 the Linguistic Society of Paris famously banned all discussion of the origin of ... However, scholarly interest in the question of the origin of language has only gradually been rekindled from the 1950s on (and then controversially) with ... The "origin of language" as a subject in its own right emerged out of studies in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and human evolution ...
Walk-in - Origin
... Subsequently, a belief system grew up around the walk-in ... It included New Age attributes such as the concept of ascending into higher frequencies of evolution, a variety of psi powers, traditional "predictions regarding Earth Changes" first cited in the Bible (Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation) but popularized by Edgar Cayce, and predictions of dire fates for those whose vibrational levels remain unraised ...
Origin - Other Uses
... Origen (185–254), early Christian scholar and theologian Origins Game Fair, an annual board game event in Columbus Ohio Origins Award, presented by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design at the ...

More definitions of "origin":

  • (noun): The place where something begins, where it springs into being.
    Example: "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"
    Synonyms: beginning, root, rootage, source
  • (noun): An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.
    Synonyms: origination, inception
  • (noun): The point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero.

Famous quotes containing the word origin:

    All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    The real, then, is that which, sooner or later, information and reasoning would finally result in, and which is therefore independent of the vagaries of me and you. Thus, the very origin of the conception of reality shows that this conception essentially involves the notion of a COMMUNITY, without definite limits, and capable of a definite increase of knowledge.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Our theism is the purification of the human mind. Man can paint, or make, or think nothing but man. He believes that the great material elements had their origin from his thought.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)