wellspring

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wellespring, from Old English wiellspring, wiellġespring ‎(spring, fount, fountain), corresponding to well +‎ spring. More at well, spring.

Noun[edit]

wellspring ‎(plural wellsprings)

  1. The source of water for a stream, spring or well; a fountainhead; a wellhead.
  2. A perennial source of anything; a fountainhead of supply or emanation; resource.