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originate from (some place or something)
To come from some place or source of origin. The olives we use to create this oil originate from Greece, so you can be sure that you are getting an authentic flavor. The story actually originated from an idea I had in college about a robot that travels the cosmos absorbing the culture and knowledge of different alien species.
originate from something
to come from something or some place. Did you originate from around here? I originated from a different area of the country. Some of our customs originate from old beliefs.
See also: originate