fons

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See also: Fons, 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 Latin fundus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fons m (plural fons)

  1. bottom (lowest part)

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

fons

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of fondre

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *ðonts, from a Proto-Indo-European root cognate with Sanskrit धन्वति (dhanvati, flows, runs), perhaps *dʰenh₂- (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 verpos.
    To guide only the circumcised to a sought fountain. —Juvenal, Satira XIV.104
  2. fresh water, spring water
  3. (by extension) an origin, a source
  4. (Christianity) a pool or basin used for baptism

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case 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]

Further reading[edit]

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “fōns, fontis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 230–231
  • 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • fons in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (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 Occitan, from Latin fundus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fons m

  1. bottom (lowest part)

Related terms[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ǫsъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fons m inan

  1. (Upper Silesia) Alternative form of wąs

References[edit]

  • “Słownik gwary szerockiej”, in (please provide the title of the work)[2], accessed July 2020, archived from the original on 14 July 2020, page 75

Further reading[edit]

  • fons in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fons in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fons m (plural fons)

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