In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(del universo, de la vida) origin(de una palabra, una tradición) originesta costumbre tiene su origen en un antiguo rito pagano — this custom derives from an ancient pagan rite
- la cocina vasca desde sus orígenes hasta la actualidad — Basque cuisine from its origins to the present day
- el Tratado de Versalles dio origen a la OIT — the ILO came into being / was brought into being by the Treaty of Versailles
- aquel comentario dio origen a un gran escándalo — that remark gave rise to / caused a great scandal
- los orígenes de la guerra — the origins / causes of the war
2(de un producto)(establecimiento) point of origin(país) country of originembotellado en origen — estate-bottled
- es español de origen — he is Spanish by birth
- de origen holandés — of Dutch origin / extraction
- de origen humilde — of humble origin(s)
- mejillones envasados en origen — mussels canned at point of origin
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