Origin is the start, center or beginning of something or the place where a person comes from.
(Linguistics) The historical origin and development of a word; an etymology.
The study of written records, esp. literary texts, in order to determine their authenticity, meaning, etc.
The study of the origins and forms of proper names.
All the vocal sounds, words, and ways of combining them common to a particular nation, tribe, or other speech community
Something that belongs to the past:
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