Definition of "origo" []

  • The source and origin (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "origo" in a sentence
  • "'turn away' from the scene. o In pragmatics, the origo is the reference point on which deictic relationships are based."
  • "The reflector of fiction forms a deictic centre, an 'origo', around which objects are positioned relative to their relative proximity or distance to the reflector."
  • "The first place finisher (12,100 votes) was Mike Quigley, a Cook County commissioner best known for having quarreled with the Stroger dynasty, second only to the Daleys as fons et origo of Chicagoland corruption."
  • "But we can, and should, go back even further, to the fons et origo of this sort of thing: the coterie of literary wingnuts who have insisted that Shakespeare was simply too oafish, ill-educated and country-bred to write the plays attributed to him."