fons

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See also: föns, Föns, and føns

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fons

  1. plural of fon

Verb[edit]

fons

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

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal, from Latin fundus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn.

Noun[edit]

fons m ‎(plural fons)

  1. A bottom. (lowest part)

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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.

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fons in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fons in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • FONS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.fons”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to draw from the fountain-head: e fontibus haurire (opp. rivulos consectari or fontes non videre)
    • these things have the same origin: haec ex eodem fonte fluunt, manant
    • source, origin: fons et caput (vid. sect. III., note caput...)
  • fons in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fons in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal, from Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fons m

  1. bottom (lowest part)

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn.

Noun[edit]

fons m ‎(plural fons)

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