The first calendar was originated in Egypt.

The first calendar originated in Egypt.

Which voice is suitable for the word "originate", active or passive voice?

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    The first calendars originated in Egypt. [note plural] – Mick Dec 19 '16 at 10:05
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    @Mick I fail to see what pluralization has to do with the question. – JimmyJames Dec 19 '16 at 16:32

Originate is used as an intransitive verb here.

to take or have origin

That (generally) means it can't be used in passive form.

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