An exmaple of origin is when an idea comes to you when you sleep.
An example of origin is the ground where oil comes from.
An example of origin is your ethnic background.
The rumor had its origin in an impulsive remark.
Origin of origin
- Middle English origine ancestry from Latin orīgō orīgin- from orīrī to arise, be born er-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition