fons

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See also: föns and føns

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fons m (plural fons)

  1. 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, 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) origin, source of something

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

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Descendants[edit]


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, land, soil, ground