Another word for origin
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These nouns signify the point at which something originates. Origin is the point at which something comes into existence: The origins of some words are unknown. When origin refers to people, it means parentage or ancestry: “He came . . . of mixed French and Scottish origin” (Charlotte Brontë). Inception is the beginning, as of an action or process: The researcher was involved in the project from its inception. Source signifies the point at which something springs into being or from which it derives or is obtained: “The mysterious . . . is the source of all true art and science” (Albert Einstein). Root often denotes what is considered the fundamental cause of or basic reason for something: “Lack of money is the root of all evil” (George Bernard Shaw).
Another word for originnoun
A point of origination:beginning, derivation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, mother, parent, provenance, provenience, root1, rootstock, source, spring, well1. See start
The initial stage of a developmental process:beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, nascence, nascency, onset, opening, outset, spring, start. See start
One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation:ancestry, birth, blood, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, genealogy, line, lineage, parentage, pedigree, seed, stock. See kin, precede