What is origin?

  • (noun): An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.
    Synonyms: origination, inception
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on origin, origins:

Origin - Other Uses
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 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 language, deeming it to be an ... However, scholarly interest in the question of the origin of language has only gradually been rekindled from the 1950s on (and then controversially) with ideas such as universal ... The "origin of language" as a subject in its own right emerged out of studies in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and human evolution ...
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 ...

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): The point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero.

Famous quotes containing the word origin:

    High treason, when it is resistance to tyranny here below, has its origin in, and is first committed by, the power that makes and forever re-creates man.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In the woods in a winter afternoon one will see as readily the origin of the stained glass window, with which Gothic cathedrals are adorned, in the colors of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.... They are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)