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A direction opposite wrongness
Double Vee at front, wings are made
Toul minus ghoul, a magic letter minus what you gain—
add what comes of it, paper is used.
Remove Vee one by one,
the passage is a ceremony so holy.
Whatever may be the case,
we all sound the same.

What on earth is the point of origin?

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The answer is

Right

A direction opposite wrongness

Right is the opposite of wrong

Double Vee at front, wings are made

The (double v = w) wright brothers (hence the title) made the first aircraft

Toul minus ghoul, a magic letter minus what you gain---

$t+o+u+l-(g+h+o+u+l)=-gh+t$ which tells us to add letter t in place of gh. Technically, we gain the letter t and lose the letters g, h. Magic e $-$ letter gained t = $-t+e$ which means that magic e (which can only be the last letter of a word) will replace the t (which ends wright).

add what comes of it, paper is used

Paper is used to write things (homophone)

Remove Vee one by one,
the passage is a ceremony so holy.

A (-w)rite is a spiritual ceremony - a rite of passage

Whatever may be the case,
we all sound the same.

Right, Wright, write and rite sound the same

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My first time answering so go easy!

A direction opposite wrongness

Right (Self explanatory)

Double Vee at front, wings are made

Wright (Wright Brothers)

Toul minus ghoul, a magic letter minus what you get---

Wight (A type of creature sometimes a ghost/spirit)

add what comes of it, paper is used.

Write (Write on paper)

Remove Vee one by one,

Blight (A disease?)

the passage is a ceremony so holy.

Rite (A ritual)

Whatever may be the case,

Flight (Flight case)

we all sound the same.

This is how I chose the above answers, they all rhyme. I can't think of a rhyming answer for this last section though.

What on earth is the point of origin?

I'm assuming you don't want a literal place looking as previous comments. You asked "Which word marks the start of the wordplay?" which would be either "A" or the answer, which is "Right".

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to PSE! It's my first in wordplay as well! Wordplay is a specific kind of puzzle, and this is my first attempt at it. Many of the explanations don't fit, but this is your first time---so don't worry. It's an excellent answer. +1! Keep solving puzzles and keep learning! Hopefully, you'll get much better with practice. Also, you're expected to provide a little more explanation. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Jun 24 '17 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the advice, I will try and give more in depth explanations in future. Of course practice makes perfect! $\endgroup$ – BreakingMyself Jun 24 '17 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome. It's everyone's responsibility to make newcomers feel at home. Anyways, not every line of the sentence necessarily yields a different word or idea. Multiple lines often work as a whole to convey a singular word/idea. Keep that in mind, while solving puzzles. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Jun 24 '17 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ The riddle has been updated. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Jun 25 '17 at 6:45
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Hmmm. This is a tough one. I have only stabs in the dark...

Ghoul minus tool - A gravedigger or graverobber without his tool, e.g., a spade or shovel, would not be able to work--he would no longer be regarded as a wright (from Old English wryhta, worker.)

Thus, a wright, minus his necessary tool for work, loses the 'gh' that made him a wright, and is left with writ (past tense/past participle of write).

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right and rite both involve acting in an upright, straight, proper manner, with etymological roots in:

Greek, orektós - upright;

Latin, rēctus - accurate, righteous, correct, straight, virtuous;

Latin, rītus - rite, custom, ceremony, fashion, sacramental, consuetude.

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That's all I've got so far. - I have to go, but I'll come back to at least cite my references for the above, and perhaps another idea will percolate up from my subconscious!

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  • $\begingroup$ Hmm... interesting observations. But your approach is not likely to work. It's totally understandable, as you're new to PSE. This is my first try at wordplay, a specific kind of puzzles which is basically playing with words. Anyways, as your first answer, it was wonderful! Loved your ideas! +1 $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Jun 24 '17 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ The riddle has been updated. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Jun 25 '17 at 6:46

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