fons

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See also: föns, Föns, and føns

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fons

  1. plural form of fon

Verb[edit]

fons

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of fon

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fons m (plural fons)

  1. A bottom. (lowest part)

Verb[edit]

fons

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of fondre

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root cognate with Sanskrit धन्वति (dhanvati, flows, runs), perhaps *dʰen- (to flow). See also Danube.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fōns m (genitive fontis); third declension

  1. a spring, a fountain
    Quaesitum ad fontem solos deducere verpus.
    To guide only the circumcised to the fountain that they seek.
  2. fresh water, spring water
  3. (by extension) an origin, a source

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fōns fontēs
genitive fontis fontium
dative fontī fontibus
accusative fontem fontēs
fontīs
ablative fonte fontibus
vocative fōns fontēs

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fons in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fons m

  1. bottom (lowest part)

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn.

Noun[edit]

fons m (plural fons)

  1. (Surmiran) field#English, land, soil, ground.