(O*rig"i*nant) a. Originating; original. [R.]
An absolutely originant act of self will.Prof. Shedd.
(O*rig"i*na*ry) a. [L. originarius: cf. F. originaire.]
1. Causing existence; productive. [R.]
The production of animals, in the originary way, requires a certain degree of warmth.Cheyne.
2. Primitive; primary; original. [R.]
The grand originary right of all rights.Hickok.
(O*rig"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Originated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Originating.] [From Origin.]
To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new.
A decomposition of the whole civill and political mass, for the purpose of originating a new civil order.Burke.
(O*rig"i*nate), v. i. To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to begin to exist or act; as,
the scheme originated with the governor and council.
(O*rig`i*na"tion) n. [L. originatio.]
1. The act or process of bringing or coming into existence; first production. "The origination of the universe."
What comes from spirit is a spontaneous origination.Hickok.
2. Mode of production, or bringing into being.
This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit, butterflies, after the common origination of all caterpillars.Ray.
(O*rig"i*na*tive) a. Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating.
H. Bushnell. O*rig"i*na*tive*ly, adv.
(O*rig"i*na`tor) n. One who originates.
(O*ril"lon) n. [F., lit., a little ear, from oreille an ear, fr. L. oricula, auricula, dim. of auris an
ear. See Ear.] (Fort.) A semicircular projection made at the shoulder of a bastion for the purpose of
covering the retired flank, found in old fortresses.
(O"ri*ol) n. See Oriel.
Crested oriole. (Zoöl.) See Cassican.
(O"ri*ole) n. [OF. oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. loriot fr. L. aureolus golden, dim. of aureus golden,
fr. aurum gold. Cf. Aureole, Oriel, Loriot.] (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of various species of Old World
singing birds of the family Oriolidæ. They are usually conspicuously colored with yellow and black. The
European or golden oriole (Oriolus galbula, or O. oriolus) has a very musical flutelike note. (b) In
America, any one of several species of the genus Icterus, belonging to the family Icteridæ. See Baltimore
oriole, and Orchard oriole, under Orchard.