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origin

noun     /ˈɒr.ɪ.dʒɪn/ US  /ˈɔːr.ə-/
[C] ( also origins) the beginning or cause of something 起源;源頭;起因 It's a book about the origin of the universe. 這是一本關於宇宙起源的書。 Her unhappy childhood was the origin of her problems later in life. 她不幸的童年導致她後來生活中的諸多問題。 What's the origin of this saying? (= Where did it come from?) 這格言出自甚麼地方? Origins and sources
origins [plural]
used to describe the particular way in which something started to exist or someone started their life 起源,來歷,出身,家庭背景 The story has obscure origins (= No one knows how it started). 這個故事的起源已不可考。 The president's family was of humble origins (= They were poor people without a good position in society). 總統家庭出身卑微。 Origins and sources
[U] where a person was born 出生地 He is of North African origin. 他是北非裔人。 What is your country of origin? 你出生在哪個國家? Origins and sources
[U] where an object was made (原)產地 The furniture was French in origin. 這傢俱產於法國。 Origins and sources
Translations of “origin”
in Arabic أصْل…
in Korean 근원, 출신…
in Malaysian asal, punca…
in French origine…
in Turkish kaynak, köken, başlangıç…
in Italian origine…
in Russian происхождение, источник…
in Polish pochodzenie, początek…
in Vietnamese nguồn gốc…
in Spanish origen…
in Portuguese origem…
in Thai ที่มา…
in German der Ursprung…
in Catalan origen…
in Japanese 起源, (家族の)出身…
in Indonesian asal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起源, 源头, 起因…
(Definition of origin from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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