English noun: rootage
|1.||rootage (state) fixedness by or as if by roots|
|Samples||Strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith.|
|Broader (hypernym)||fixedness, immobility, stationariness|
|2.||rootage (plant) a developed system of roots|
|Broader (hypernym)||scheme, system|
|3.||rootage (location) the place where something begins, where it springs into being|
|Samples||The Italian beginning of the Renaissance.|
Jupiter was the origin of the radiation.
Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River.
Communism's Russian root.
|Synonyms||beginning, origin, root, source|
|Narrower (hyponym)||birthplace, cradle, derivation, fountainhead, head, headspring, headwater, home, jumping-off place, place of origin, point of departure, point source, provenance, provenience, spring, trail head, trailhead, wellhead, wellspring|