"origins" in the noun sense
1. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source
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"
2. origin, descent, extraction
properties attributable to your ancestry
"he comes from good origins"
3. origin, origination, inception
an event that is a beginning a first part or stage of subsequent events
the point of intersection of coordinate axes where the values of the coordinates are all zero
the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
"the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"
"origin in sensation"
6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
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