fons et origo


fons et ori·​go
: source and origin
western Europe, which … is always dimly assumed as the fons et origo of all social forcesDonald Davidson
: original cause
that this survival of the family god was the fons et origo of Hebrew monolatryTimes Literary Supplement

Word History


Late Latin

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“Fons et origo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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