1. 1〔起源〕the origin
    • 日本の国の起こり
    • the origins of Japan
  1. 2〔原因〕the cause
    • けんかの起こりは小さな誤解だった
    • The cause of the argument was [The argument was caused by] a small misunderstanding.
    • 事の起こりはこうだ
    • It began like this.