Synonyms of origin in English:


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See Spanish definition of origen


1‘the origins of life and the physical universe’

beginning, start, origination, genesis, birth, dawning, dawn, emergence, inception, launch, creation, birthplace, cradle, early stages, conception, inauguration, foundation, outset
source, basis, base, cause, root, roots, spring, mainspring, well head, fountainhead, fountain, fount, head, seat, seed, germ
fons et origo
formal commencement
literary wellspring
rare radix

end, conclusion, termination

2‘the Latin origin of the word’

source, derivation, root, roots, provenance, etymology
North American provenience

3‘his Scottish origins’

descent, ancestry, parentage, pedigree, lineage, line, line of descent, heritage, birth, extraction, background, family, stock, blood, bloodline, genealogy, beginnings
rare filiation, stirps