originate from

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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.
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References in classic literature ?
And they themselves may well originate from the sea.
Also, under the theory that you are more likely to open email that appears to originate from someone you know, spammers and worm writers alike are sending messages that appear to originate from inside your own company, with headers such as "important message from HR" or "About Your Job.
When spam appears to originate from an unsuspecting site, the company suffers injury to reputation and good will.
From their cadaver study, Larsen and Tos demonstrated that polyps do originate from the edge of the ostium to the ethmoid sinus.
All of mortgage loans in Group 1 originate from California (100%).