originaire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin orīginārius. Equivalent to origine +‎ -aire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁi.ʒi.nɛʁ/

Adjective[edit]

originaire (masculine and feminine, plural originaires)

  1. (followed by "de") originating (from)
    Elle est originaire de Marseille.
    She's originally from Marseilles.
    Le vin est originaire du Japon.
    This wine comes from Japan.
    Cet animal est originaire de l'Australie.
    This animal is of Australian origin.

Usage notes[edit]

There is no direct equivalent in English, but originaire de can be translated as orginally from, a native of, or simply from.

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