1. begin, form, start
originated in (a time/place), the originating cause/factor
The verb 'to originate' means 'to begin' or to 'start from'. If you ask someone where they 'originate from' you are asking where they were born or where they grew up. You might see on goods or produce where something 'originates' from- where it was made or was grown. 'To originate' can also mean to create, invent or initiate something. "She originated a new approach to painting." "He originated a whole new way of thinking about electricity."